Queen of the South: Paul Burns leaves for new career

Paul Burns in action for Queen of the South
Burns has spent most of his career at Palmerston

Queen of the South have released Paul Burns so the midfielder can take a job outside football.

The 31-year-old, who re-joined the Doonhamers after leaving Dunfermline Athletic in 2012, had signed a new contract at the end of last season.

Queens said in a website statement: "Paul has now been offered a good full-time job outside football that he feels unable to turn down.

"And he will therefore be giving up full-time football."

Burns was in his second spell at Palmerston Park, having come through the youth ranks there before joining Dunfermline Athletic for a season in 2011.

But he only made seven appearances last season under manager James Fowler in a personal campaign almost completely wiped out by injury.

"In spite of the injury, he was an enormous help to James Fowler with his off-the-park influence and assisted on match days and with the 20's and 17's squads," added Queens.

"It obviously goes without saying that Paul will be missed at the club."

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