There was an agreement in place for both David Gold and Euan Smith to arrive at Hampden, but instead one of them had to miss out.
"It appears to be something neither ourselves nor Hibs were aware of," said Gardner Speirs, the Queen's Park manager. "We questioned it but there was not much we could do and we had to settle for bringing in David."
Giuseppe Capuano, released by Queen's Park in the summer, has been signed by Clyde. "He has a good amount of experience," said his new manager, Jim Duffy, "and will give us another option."