Airdrieonians v Queen’s Park – Robin’s View

Queen’s Park travel to Airdrieonians on cinch Championship duty on Friday night with the sides meeting for the first time since the Spiders secured promotion to the Championship since the Play-offs in May 2022.

The 2-1 extra-time (3-2 on aggregate) success Queen’s Park enjoyed that day was the eighth time the teams had met that season with success ironically being the first the Glasgow club enjoyed.

Head Coach Robin Veldman, who was in Brussels earlier this week as part of his UEFA Pro-Licence Qualification, spoke to QPTV about the match with the Diamonds.

Robin covered:

  • Being at Belgium v Sweden
  • Falkirk review
  • Possession side Airdrie
  • Talented Young Queen’s Park
  • Squad News

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The cinch Championship so far
Queen’s Park earned a goalless draw in their last league outing when Greenock Morton visited Hampden with the point taking Robin Veldman’s squad into double figures for the season. The visit to Airdrie gives Queen’s the chance to win on the road for the third time in this campaign.

Airdrie who won promotion via the play-offs sit in fifth place, two places above their visitors, having won four times in the Championship this season.

Squad news
Ben McPherson returns after Scotland under-21 duty with Will Tizzard, Jack Thomson and Liam McLeish expected to overcome knocks and be involved.

Goalkeeper Callan McKenna and Grant Savoury remain on the side-lines.

Last time out –
Sunday, May 15
Airdrieonians 1 Queen’s Park 2
McCabe (13) Smith (17), Murray (112 pen)
(Agg 2-3)

Queen’s Park – Callum Ferrie, Michael Doyle, Peter Grant (Lee Kilday 98), Charlie Fox, Tommy Robson, Liam Brown, Darren Lyon (Jack Thomson 78), Louis Longridge (Bob McHugh 68), Luca Connell (Jai Quitongo 90), Connor Smith, Simon Murray.
Unused substitutes – Jaques Herraghty (G/k), Jake Davidson, Luis Longstaff, Connor McBride, Ronan Darcy.

Airdrie – Max Currie, Craig Watson, Rhys McCabe, Callum Fordyce, Brody Paterson, Scott Agnew (Josh Kerr 113), Jonathan Afolabi (Gabby McGill 77), Adam Frizzell, Dylan Easton, Callum Smith (Scott McGill 99), Calum Gallagher (Jordan Allan 90+2).
Unused substitutes – Jay Cantley (G/k), Kyle McDonald, Scott Walker, Matty McDonald, Kyle MacDonald, Justin Devenny.

Supporters Notes

Parking for away supporters is at Petershill Road there will be a charge of £3.00 per vehicle. There is a short walk past the Astro pitches to the main stand

Queen’s Park will occupy sections A & B in the main stand enter by Turnstiles 1,2,3 &4

Airdrie will operate a cash gate on the day although supporters are sdvised to purchase a ticket online before arriving at the stadium

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