Match preview: Arbroath vs Queen’s Park

It’s a first visit to Gayfield in over four years for the Spiders this afternoon as we head to Arbroath to take on Dick Campbell’s side.

Ahead of the game Owen Coyle spoke to the media team, saying: “We are looking forward to this one as much as we do to each and every game. It’s obviously the first time the club has been back at this level in 39 years and we want to show that we can stand toe to toe and compete with everyone we come up against.”

“We know we’ll face a tough test at Gayfield as we come up against an Arbroath team that’s been together for many years and their success has been well documented. They were just minutes away last season from potentially having found themselves playing Premiership football this season, so that shows the quality they posses”.

We know the task in hand and we obviously want to build on not just the three points last week, but the performance we put in against Partick Thistle. We know that to do that, we are going to have to play very well, it’s that simple.”

“The mood in the camp has been brilliant since we returned for pre-season and it was great, and important, to have secured our first three points last Saturday. We are working hard every day to build on the environment we work in and with that comes stronger team spirit and camaraderie. Whilst all those things are very important, victories will go a long way to supporting what we are doing.”

“Without dwelling too much on the Inverness or Ayr United games, we know we could have had that first league win on the board in either of those two games. The focus is now on ensuring that we are ultra competitive in each and every game we take part in, and in doing so we want to ensure we are playing good football and possessing a real goal threat.”

“We have good competition for places in the squad and it is important that the players know there are others competing for a starting XI jersey. This is something we would like to add to in order to compliment what we have. We haven’t been without our injury concerns to deal with, with Josh McPake, Jason Naismith and Lewis Moore having missed out last week. Added to that we will be without Charlie Fox for today’s game.”

“What that does do though is give others the opportunity to come in, show what they can do and stake their claim for a jersey. We have some very good young players doing well with Owen and Young Queen’s Park who are giving themselves the opportunity to promote themselves. We’ll see some of those young players. I believe we had the youngest squad in the Championship last week and we’ll see a young squad, particularly on the bench, this afternoon.”

Supporters Info

Entry to the stadium is by pre-purchased ticket on line. There are no cash gates.

Tickets can be purchased here

Queen’s Park will occupy the Pleasureland end of the stadium.

There is no Parking at the stadium. Arbroath don’t own any parking surrounding their ground due to the location. There are plenty spaces on either side of the ground which is completely free. If you are coming from the direction of Dundee, there are many spaces on Queen’s Drive next to Pleasureland, of if you continue past Gayfield there is Inchcape Park which is your first right after Gayfield. It is next to the Sea which offers street and overspill onto the grass.

The stand at Gayfield stadium is a no smoking area including vaping (all supporters both in the stand and on the terraces are advised to speak with a steward who will direct them to a designated smoking area).

Admission prices for the game are as follows;

Terracing – Queen’s Park supporters will occupy the terracing and stand at the Pleasureland side of the stadium.

  • £20 – Adults
  • £13 – Concessions (Admits over 65’s, Child U18, Students, Disability no carer)
  • £23 – Adult and 1 child
  • £25 – Adult and 2 children

CoelBrew Main Stand – Sections A and B for Queen’s Park fans

  • £22 – Adults
  • £15 – Concessions (Admits over 65’s, Child U18, Students, Disability no carer)
  • £25 – Adult and 1 child ( Must call Arbroath office to book)
  • £28 – Adult and 2 children ( Must call Arbroath office to book)

Please Note:

Wheelchair spaces and ambulant seating must be booked through the Arbroath office – 01241 872157 If you need assistance purchasing a ticket or need help please or email There is match day parking for supporters buses along the beach promenade just a short distance from the stadium.

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