The testimonial year for the 36 year old striker will kick off at Palmerston Park on Sunday 25th June 2017 with a game between Queen of the South and Rangers Legends.
Stars from Rangers past including Barry Ferguson, Gordon Durie, Peter Lovenkrands and Kevin Thomson along with Marvin Andrews and Billy Dodds who themselves have links to Queens have already confirmed they will play in the match which kicks off at 2pm. They'll line up against Derek's team made up of team-mates from past and present including Steven Bowey, Brian Reid, Paul Burns, Jim Thomson and Stephen Dobbie to name a few. Further names for both sides will be released in due course.
With Rangers Legends travelling the UK to play special matches, their most recent, a trip to Fleetwood Town in honour of Fernando Rickson, the organising committee for Derek's testimonial are delighted to have secured the fixture and feel it's a great way to start the celebrations for the "Tan Man".
Lyle who was inducted into the QOS Hall of Fame in 2015 is the clubs most decorated player of all time, picking up two league titles and two Challenge Cup winners medals since he first joined the club on loan from Partick Thistle in 2001/02. While also having spells with Dundee, Morton, Hamilton Accies and Cowdenbeath, the Glaswegian has spent most of his career in Dumfries where he has notched 109 goals for the club and is now one of the clubs top goal-scorers.