PARTICK THISTLE have announced that fan favourite Kris Doolan has left the club following the expiry of his contract.

Doolan, who scored over 100 goals for the club during his 10 years at Firhill, rarely featured under Gary Caldwell this season as Thistle finished the season in sixth place in the Championship.

On a statement on the club's website, chairman Jacqui Low said:

"Kris is, and always will be, a legend at Partick Thistle Football Club. Legend is an overused word but he has earned that title. The service he has given to the Club both on and off the pitch is almost unmatched.

“From his debut in red and yellow through to his first steps into coaching, Kris deserves an inordinate amount of credit and his efforts will not be forgotten.

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“On behalf of everyone at Partick Thistle, I would like to put on record my sincere thanks to him for his service as a player. But I’d personally also like to thank him as a person for all he did for the Club off the pitch. Kris will always be welcome here and we wish him all the very best for the future.”

Caldwell also paid tribute to the Jags' talismanic striker.

“From the first day I came into the football club, Kris has been a consummate professional and I can’t fault him," said Caldwell. "The contribution he has made to Partick Thistle will likely never again be matched and his achievements speak for themselves. He has scored some vital goals this season and he leaves with the best wishes of me and everyone at the football club.”