Connor Shields has joined Queen's Park on loan.

The 26-year-old has move to the Championship leaders from Motherwell in a deal until the end of the season.

He has previous experienced in Scotland's second tier, enjoying a successful spell with Queen of the South.

During his last season there, he netted 11 times in 26 appearances for the Doonhamers.

Now, Shields will bolster the Spiders' attacking options as they continue their bid for promotion to the Premiership.

The player said: "It’s great to be here and I’m delighted to have joined the club. Looking in from the outside over the last couple of years, it’s clear to see the ambitions the club have, and I’m delighted to finally get the deal done. I can’t wait to help the club starting on Friday against Ayr United.”

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Owen Coyle added: “Connor is a quick player who can create and score goals. But also he works very hard for his team which is an important element in the way we want to press.

"Connor has many teams that were interested and we are delighted he wanted to come to us. We look forward to see him enjoying his football.”

Marijn Beuker also commented: "Connor has proved both at Queens of the South and Motherwell that he can score goals. He has a good sense of space in front of goal and is dynamic and agile, which is a handful for defenders. Besides his football qualities, he is a real winner.

"You can see in everything that he wants to get the maximum out of it. We’re going to play a lot of important games for the rest of the season. That is why we want to have a good quality selection. We are very happy that we agreed this deal today.”

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