BY IAIN COLLIN – @CCP_sport
STEPHEN Dobbie could see out his career at Queen of the South after penning a new deal that ties him to the club until 2018.
The former Rangers, Hibs, Swansea City and Crystal Palace striker re-joined the Doonhamers earlier this month on a 12-month contract but insists he was thrilled to extend that by another season within weeks of his return.
The 33-year-old has netted four times in the last three games to ensure the Palmerston Park men head for Dunfermline this afternoon seeking to extend an undefeated record in the Championship.
And, with the marksman set to be 36 by the time his new agreement expires, he has not ruled out Queens being the last club of a career that has also taken him to Blackpool, Brighton and St Johnstone.
Dobbie, who netted 54 times in 97 appearances for the Dumfries side in his first spell between 2007 and 2009, said: “I’m delighted to sign a new contract. I would probably have signed for two years when I joined but I was offered a one-year contract at that point.
“But it didn’t take any time, there was no going back and forward. Once I knew the club wanted me to extend my deal I was very happy to do so.
“I had great times before at Queens and you get a wee affection for some clubs you play for. I love to play here and I think the fans can see that as well.
“Will I finish my career here? You never say never. It might depend on whether the club still wants me around at that age! And how I’m feeling when this contract runs out.
“But I’m just focusing on my football at the moment and trying to get the team as high up the league as possible and as far as we can in the cups.”