Stephen Dobbie has penned a heartfelt goodbye to Queen of the South as the former Crystal Palace star leaves Palmerston.

The veteran forward has called time on his spell at the Scottish Championship club after two iconic stints. He’s been with bigger clubs like Crystal Palace and Swansea City, but in Dumfries Dobbie is a legend, a statue outside the ground in his name. He played for the final time in Friday’s game against Dundee.

The former Crystal Palace star has said goodbye.

Former Crystal Palace star Stephen Dobbie has said goodbye. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Dobbie said: “What an amazing time I’ve had.  I have loved every minute of my seven and a half years. There have been many highlights during my time.  My statue at the arena, being inducted into the Queens Hall of Fame, becoming the club’s second top ever goalscorer and beating the record for most goals in a season to name a few!

“But the biggest honor for me has to be becoming the club captain – pulling on the jersey and the armband and leading my team out was very much one of my career highlights. I hope I’ve put a smile on all the fans faces and brought joy with the way I play the game. Thanks to the Chairman, Billy and Directors Mark and Craig for their support.

“Thanks also to the Managers, players and coaches and especially to Gavin and Ross the physios  – they have kept me feeling young!!! Thanks to all the staff and volunteers behind the scenes, there’s too many to name…I will miss you all very much. Queens isn’t just another football club to me – I’ve become a supporter myself.

“The way in which the club and the fans have embraced me and my family will always hold a special place in my heart. Most of all .. thank you to the fans. I will miss hearing your songs and your cheers whenever I put the ball in the back of net for you!!!! All the best for the future and I’ll be back at Palmy when I can.”

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