The Spiders make the short trip to Dumbarton to take on Stevie Farrell’s Sons side who currently sit fifth in the cinch League 1 table, just three points off top spot. Queen’s go into the game looking to bury the disappointment of last week’s SPFL Trust Trophy exit at the hands of Kilmarnock firmly behind them, while Dumbarton will also be looking to make amends for a 5-0 hammering away to Peterhead in their last game a fortnight ago.
Ahead of the game the gaffer gave his thoughts to the media team. Laurie said: “First and foremost we are looking forward to getting back to league business and getting the second quarter of the season up and running. We are really pleased to be sitting top after the first quarter and we have been delighted with the application of the players. We have also been pleased with some of the performances but more importantly, we know where there are opportunities to improve as we go forward.”
“We now turn our attention to what we know will be a very difficult tie at Dumbarton tomorrow and we know they will be fired up for the game. It’s not an easy place to go and we know they have a squad with some real experience and a blend of some lively young players who can cause problems. It’s the kind of challenge that the players are very much looking forward to.”
“We will be looking to put the disappointment of the Kilmarnock game behind us. There was a real feeling after the game last week that there had been an opportunity to make Kilmarnock sweat more than we did. Overall though from my perspective we have went to Rugby Park, went up against an experienced squad and performed reasonably well.”
“As we now refocus on league business it goes without saying that we want to continue our unbeaten run for as long as possible but we also want to take more points on average from the games we play. In doing so we would like to be tighter at the back with every game we play and also look to more fluent going forward, hopefully creating and taking more chances. It’s vital that we are as competitive as possible at both ends of the park.”
On the squad front the gaffer confirmed that Jake Davidson is now available again for selection having spent a number of months battling back from the injury sustained against Cove Rangers at Firhill in early August. Laurie added that Stuart Morrison has continued to make good progress in his rehab, stepping this up with a returning to training with the squad this week, however the game comes too soon for him to be considered for selection.
Admissions is cash at the turnstiles and prices are;
Student/65+/13 to 16 £10
Parent and child U12 £20
Queen’s Park supporters will be housed in the West section of the stadium, normally in sections one and two with access to facilities such as food stalls and programme vendors.
Car parking at the stadium is £3 per car.
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