Sep 22 2009 By Fraser Wilson
QUEEN'S PARK were dealt a blow this week when midfielder Fergus Tiernan decided to hang up his boots for a second time.
The 27-year-old ex-Aberdeen star had been coaxed out of retirement by Spiders boss Gardner Speirs in the summer.
But Tiernan, who quit Dumbarton last year to take up a full-time job as a firefighter, has decided to call it a day again due to work commitments.
Speirs admitted the news was a blow but said the door would always be open to the player should he change his mind.
He said: “Fergus has missed a few games because of his work patterns and we were okay with that because we knew that would happen when we asked him to join us.
"However, Fergus feels that it is unfair to other players in the squad and has decided to retire from the game.
"We had hoped to try and talk him out of it and the door is open should he change his mind.
"We will be disappointed if he sticks to his decision but I would like to thank Fergus for the help he gave us during pre-season and wish him well."