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Queen of the South reject Dundee bid for Bob Harris

Queen of the South defender Bob Harris
Harris has been made captain at Palmerston Park this season

Queen of the South have rejected a bid from Dundee for captain Bob Harris.

The Tayside club, managed by former Queens boss Gordon Chisholm, had tabled £30,000 plus one of four players in exchange for the left-back.

However, the Doonhamers are not interested in the terms offered by their First Division rivals.

"There will be no deal until the price is right - he's not leaving us for two bob and a doughnut," manager Kenny Brannigan told the club website.

Brannigan does not want to lose his 22-year-old skipper to a team in the same league and believes Harris should be setting his sights higher than Dundee.

"I think Bob Harris is a far bigger player than Dundee," he told BBC Scotland.

"If he wants to go and make a genuinely good living from the game, then I think he has to go south.

He's not leaving us for two bob and a doughnut

Queen of the South manager Kenny Brannigan

"He's only a kid but he's a right good leader and he plays with good aggression.

"We all want him to stay but there comes a level where, if the right money comes in, he has to go but we'd rather he went down south than stayed in Scotland, especially to another First Division side."

Glasgow-born Harris began his career at Clyde before signing for Queens in 2007.

"Kenny came and told me that Dundee had tabled a bid that doesn't meet the club's valuation, so that's it, basically," the defender told BBC Radio Scotland after Saturday's 5-1 win over Dumbarton in the Co-operative Insurance Cup.

"I'm just keeping my head down. I've got a job to do here at Queen of the South.

"It's nice to be linked with other clubs but I've still got a year left on my contract and I'll give everything for this club.

"I'm totally professional. Whatever happens off the park has nothing to do with me and as soon as I step over that white line it's 100% effort and concentration, and that's what I give in every game.

"With Chissy leaving it was a bit topsy-turvy at one point but I'm happy here."

Brannigan also revealed that former Queens player Eric Paton was one of the four players Dundee were willing to offer in part-exchange for Harris.

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