Jan 15 2009 By Fraser Wilson
PAUL CAIRNEY is set to remain a Queen's Park player until the end of the season after his club, Partick Thistle, agreed to extend his loan deal at Hampden.
Spiders boss Gardner Speirs was busy in discussions with the midfielder on Thursday putting the final touches to a deal which will be celebrated by Queen's fans.
Cairney, 21, has hit six goals in 21 games this season and reckons the agreement will benefit him as a player.
It had been widely expected that Partick Thistle would recall Cairney when the current loan deal expires on January 19.
But, as the Glaswegian revealed two weeks ago, Queen's boss Speirs was quietly confident of holding onto the player for the remainder of the campaign.
It's great news for the fans and also keeps alive Cairney's dream of facing Celtic at Parkhead in the Scottish Cup fifth round next month.
Check www.theglaswegian.co.uk on Friday for reaction from both the player and Gardner Speirs.