Queen’s Park to go pro

Queens Park have voted to move to professional status after 152 years as an amateur club.

The members of Scotland’s oldest football club passed a motion to move professional amid the changing times.

The Spiders recently agreed a deal to sell Hampden Park to the SFA and they face a growing challenge to retain their league status.

A club statement read: “We can announce that the resolution to enable the club to offer professional terms has passed.

“We recognise the difficulty in introducing this resolution, however we believe this will enable us to plan for a bright future, as we face up to the challenges of moving from the national stadium and maintaining our senior league place.”