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Message from the captain

Another season over – and what a season it was! Top six – our best finish in years – more funds for the youth academy and a new training ground coming as well. We even got Dools over the line for his 100 goals, it really has been special.

As captain, I am so proud of what we’ve achieved on the pitch. There were tough times in the first half of the season, we lost big players for long periods but we kept fighting. The gaffer deserves huge credit as he set the standards and led from the front. Even when we were bottom a week before Christmas, the manager believed in us and, after a really good winter break, the results started to come.

It’s great to see us getting recognition for playing good, open football – but we will continue to work hard to get the last minute goals out of our game as they cost us too many points this year.

On a personal front it has been an honour to wear the armband week in week out but football is a team game that goes beyond the 11 of us on the pitch. We know we weren’t the only people turning up at Firhill or grounds around Scotland every week – you, our fans, were with us all the way.

At our lowest and highest points, you were there and everyone in the squad, management and backroom staff thanks you for that unwavering show of support. Having you with us can make all the difference when we need that extra man.

What we deliver on the pitch for you and this Club matters more than many of you know. We go out to win every time so the last two games of the season were particularly gutting because all we wanted to do was bring a fantastic season to a great end for everyone. With hindsight, we shouldn’t have let our pain and disappointment get in the way of sharing a top six moment with you out on the pitch at the end of the game. For that misjudgement, I am sorry, please believe me when I say the team has nothing but respect for our fans.

Enjoy the break wherever that takes you. Thank you for your continued support and I hope to see you next season which we hope will be even better than this one!


Abdul Osman

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