Queen's Park have announced they will refund supporters after their recent Scottish Cup exit.

Owen Coyle's side defeated Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2-0 in the fourth round and were set to take on Livingston for a place in the tournament's quarter-finals.

However, they were found to have fielded an ineligible player during the tie by the SFA, which led to them being kicked out of the competition and Billy Dodds' men being reinstated. 

Euan Henderson, who is on loan at the Championship side from Hearts, took to the field for the rescheduled game which had been moved due to bad weather. 

However, he had not signed for the club until after the date of the original match and therefore was unable to be registered for the tie.

This was in breach of competition rule 12.5 and the club notified the SFA of the situation after becoming aware of the problem.

And now, in a club statement, Queen's Park have apologised to their fans and have agreed to reimburse the Supporters' Association, who will make arrangements for the fans who travelled to Inverness to receive a refund.

Also, each supporter who was present in the Highlands for the fixture will receive a free ticket for the upcoming league match against Hamilton on Saturday February 25.

Club president David Hunter said: “We did not manage this situation as well as we should have. While we have put new measures in place, this of course is no consolation to our players, staff and supporters, all of whom we let down.

'I can only apologise, in particular to our supporters who travelled to support the team that night as it was during a month where we had a series of lengthy trips to away games.

“As bitter a pill to swallow as this is, we must not allow this to overshadow our important run in to the Championship season. We made a mistake and we have learnt from it.

'Now is the time to move on and continue your tremendous support for the team.”

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