It’s derby day at Firhill this weekend as old foes Clyde make the short journey down the M80 for the second meeting of the teams this season. If the last meeting of the sides is anything to go by it should be a keenly contested and tight encounter tomorrow afternoon at Firhill as both teams look to grab what would be a big three points. Queen’s go into the game looking to get back to winning was after a defeat and two draws in recent weeks, while the Bully Wee are in search of their first win in six.
Ahead of the game gaffer Laurie Ellis gave his thoughts to the club media team, saying: “We are looking forward to what is a really big game and one that we want to get a positive result from. We want to get back to the standards that we have shown ourselves to be capable of earlier in the season and we know we will need to give it everything we have to get the result we want.”
“We have been in winning positions in the last three games and not come away with maximum points from any of them, that is really disappointing from mine, the staff’s and the player’s perspective and we know it is also from the supporters perspective. It’s now important that we continually keep look to improve as a group at every opportunity.”
There’s obviously the added element of tomorrow’s match being a derby and that undoubtedly adds and extra edge to the game for both the supporters and the players. We know how tough the last game against Clyde at Broadwood was and we are fully expecting an equally hard game at Firhill tomorrow. We know Clyde will be well up for the game and know that they have good players within their ranks.
“We need to ensure we show the right appetitive for the game and go about our business in the right manner from the very first whistle.”
On the squad front Laurie confirmed that he has similar availability to that of last week to choose from, with longer term injuries Peter Grant, Jai Quitongo and Will Bayham joined on the sidelines by Darren Lyon, as they all continue their individual battles back to full fitness.
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