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Wilson and Robinson join Queens

Inverness winger Barry Wilson
Wilson has been used mainly as a substitute by Inverness this season

Inverness Caledonian Thistle winger Barry Wilson has completed his transfer to Queen of the South, who have taken Rangers keeper Lee Robinson on loan.

The 36-year-old, who made more than 300 league appearances for Inverness, has joined The Doonhamers until the summer.

Queens manager Gordon Chisholm told his club website: "He's an experienced campaigner who can score goals.

"He's a quality player, knows the game 'inside-out' and is an expert at 'dead-ball' situations."

Wilson, who began his second spell at Caledonian Stadium on arriving from Livingston in 2003, has been used mainly as a substitute in his 15 appearances this season.

And he was released early from his contract, due to expire on 19 January, with Inverness sitting second bottom of the SPL.

"At certain stages, the manager went with young players and, while that can work for a while, when things go wrong, you need a few experienced faces and we have not really had that and we're paying for that just now," he said.

I had two or three offers, but Gordon Chisholm is very keen

Barry Wilson

"Our home record for 2008 is one to be forgotten and we've not played to our capabilities bar two or three games at the end of last season."

Caley Thistle's board of directors have promised manager Craig Brewster funds to sign new players capable of easing relegation worries heightened by Saturday's 3-2 defeat by Motherwell.

"The only thing is that it is not easy to attract those kind of players, especially with the geographical situation," said Wilson.

"I would hate to see them go down. I really hope they can turn things round, the quicker the better, because January is a hard month fixture-wise.

"They have a massive game away to Hamilton midway through it and that could have a bearing on what happens."

Wilson leaves one side battling at the wrong end of the table for another.

Queens dropped to third bottom in the First Division after their 1-0 defeat at home to Dundee on Saturday.

Wilson had other offers but was encouraged by Queens manager Gordon Chisholm's enthusiasm for his signature.

"I have to decide whether I want to continue playing," he said looking forward to the end of the season.

"But, if I do well until the end of the season, you never know what can happen.

"I did my coaching badges three or four years ago and hope to go into that at some point."

Wilson is eligible to play for Queens against Morton in Saturday's Division One match in Dumfries.

The Doonhamers have also signed Robinson on loan from Rangers until the end of the season.

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see also
Motherwell 3-2 Inverness CT
27 Dec 08 |  Scottish Premier
Queen of the South 0-1 Dundee
27 Dec 08 |  Scottish League
No new Inverness deal for Wilson
10 Dec 08 |  Inverness CT

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