It’s Friday night football under the floodlights at Gayfield tonight as The Spiders make the journey to Angus to face Dick Campbell’s Arbroath. With last Saturday’s game at Cappielow falling victim to the weather, Owen Coyle and the squad will be raring to go as they look to build on the current run of five consecutive wins. On the eve of the trip the gaffer gave his thoughts to the club media team.
Owen said: “We are really looking forward to the game. Obviously everyone was frustrated with the game being off last weekend, particularly given that we were going into it on a good run of form. We now have that opportunity to continue and build on the momentum we have created. We head to Arbroath looking to extend the winning run but we know that will be no easy feat and to do that we are going to have to play really well.”
With the game being off last week I took the opportunity to go to Firhill and watch Partick Thistle vs Ayr United and Sandy went to Stark’s Park to see Arbroath face Raith Rovers. By all accounts Arbroath were very good and should have won the game, so we are under no illusions as to how difficult a game we will face tonight. We won up there on our previous visit but the last meeting of the teams finished 1-1 so we know Arbroath can and will be difficult opponents. It’s vital that we work hard to ensure we are at our best and we know that if we can do that, we will win games in this league.”
“We would hope, given the lack of football last week, that the players are raring to go. They’ve certainly prepared well in training this week on the back of what was a difficult week’s training the previous week given the weather. We want to continue to progress on what we are trying to build and that means playing football that is good to watch. We need to do that for longer periods of games and that is something we have been working hard to progress.”
“There is the added element of it being a night game, under the floodlights, at a venue where there is always a good atmosphere. Arbroath have a good backing and go into the game with their own reasons for looking to do well. As of late they have been performing very well and have drawn a couple of games that they could and probably should have won so it’s a challenge that we will relish.”
“On the squad front Patrick Jarrett will come back in to the mix having managed to participate in some training this week. He is an important player for us so it’s good to have him back available again, albeit it might be too big a stretch for us to expect him to start the game. Other than that we do have one or two players carrying small niggles and we will be giving them every opportunity to make it.”
Queen’s Park supporters will be housed in the main stand sections A and B, for those who wish a seat, and on the Fairground End terracing.
Tickets can be purchased HERE.
Admission prices are:
Main Stand: Adults £22.00 and Concessions £15.00
Terracing: Adult £20.00 and Concession £13.00
1 Adult & 1 Child (U12) £23.00
1 Adult & 2 Children (U12) £25.00
There is a PPV stream of the game priced at £13.00 and available to purchase at https://arbroathfc.tv