Queen of the South’s new shirt sponsor Brian Patterson raised a glass in his own Doonhamers-themed bar to celebrate scooping the bumper prize in the club’s annual draw.
The owner of BP Taxis in Kirkcudbright was the lucky name out of the hat and will have his logo emblazoned on the front of the Queens shirts for the new season.
Brian, 45, said: “I couldn’t believe when I won it. I have done the draw before but hadn’t taken part for a few years so this year I thought I would try my luck.
“I was watching it taking place on the Queens website and the Facebook page live while enjoying a beer in the back garden. And there were certainly a few beers after the draw as well, that’s for sure.
“Now with the Betfred Cup draw putting us with St Mirren, Morton, Partick Thistle and Queen’s Park there’s maybe a chance one of our games will be on the telly and with my taxi name on the front of the jersey.
“I am a lifelong Queens fan and to win this is just unbelievable.”
Brian added: “I converted the shed into a bar a few years back for a bit of fun.
“But I have a television hooked up in it and can get Sky football so it is great. I will maybe even watch Queens games on it next season if we cannot get along to the ground with the rules and regulations about self distancing and crowds.
“And it would be good to see my name on the tops if there is a televised Queens game as well.”
Queens raised more than £60,000 from the draw for club funds and Brian said: “It was £425 to take part and that’s a bargain in my book.
“My firm’s name will be right there in the middle of the strip.
“Stephen Dobbie is my favourite player and it will be great to see him wearing a strip with my firm on it.
“BBC Alba normally show a few games and it will be a thrill to see it on television and especially if we draw a big club in the Scottish Cup.”
A spokesman for Queens said: “We are delighted with the success of our annual shirt draw.
“We fully understand the restraints on everyone during these difficult times so we are very grateful to all the companies, groups and individuals who took part in the draw.
“Despite the pandemic the number of entries remained very similar to previous years.
“It is a great way for the club to generate income and one we all look forward to. The virtual draw made it slightly different from normal, so thank you also to those who made that happen.
“And congratulations to all our winners, especially the three who will have their name or logo on the first team kit when we resume playing football in October.”