Match Preview: Ayr United vs Queen’s Park

Owen Coyle’s men head down the M77 on Saturday looking to make amends for the disappointment of Tuesday night’s defeat at home to Greenock Morton. They will however face an Ayr United side determined to put an end to a run of three defeats on the bounce and with both sides enjoying an attacking brand of football, it has the makings of a good game.

Ahead of the trip to Somerset Park, Owen Coyle gave his thoughts to the club media team, saying: “As you would expect after any defeat, we are looking to bounce back quickly and get a good result against Ayr United. That’s easier said that done as we know we’ll be coming up against a very tough opponent who we have already faced this season. Having watched their game against Inverness last weekend, i would argue that it’s a game Ayr United could and should have won with the chances they created.”

“Having said that, for us, this one is about how we go about our business first and foremost. I thought for the last half hour on Tuesday night against Morton we were terrific, however we know that those are the levels we need for the full duration of the match. Coming up against a good attacking minded side like Ayr, who have some real quality amongst their ranks, we know that we will need to be at our best to win the game.”

“I spoke post match on Tuesday about the need to start games better than we did against Morton and also the need to be better with the ball in the final third. Although we would argue we had the better chances in the match midweek, ultimately goals change games and we found ourselves two behind before getting ourselves in to it properly. We want to be gathering as many points as we can and the only way to be doing that is by playing well.”

“We have a great group of players who are very conscientious and love being at the club. Every time they go out on to that pitch they want to give our supporters something to shout about and put a smile on their faces. I think the fans know that we are an exciting team and that’s something which we want to maintain, and build upon as we strive to get better and stronger each week. Ultimately though we want to be winning points which will keep us at the top end of the league.”

On the injury front Owen confirmed that defender Charlie Fox has stepped up his recovery from a long term injury by participating in some light jogging this week. Owen said: “He hasn’t joined back in with the group yet but we are hopeful that will come in the next couple of weeks. From that point we are likely looking at around three to four weeks before he is properly back involved with everything. He has made good progress so far and it’s important that we do things right to ensure that continues. Other than that, we are only looking at some minor bumps and bruises amongst the squad, nothing that we expect to rule anyone out.”

Supporters Notes

Ticket prices for the game are:

  • £20 – Adults
  • £13 -Concessions (Over 65s and Students)
  • £13 – Juveniles (13-17 years old)
  • £6 – Child (12 and under)

Tickets for Queen’s Park Fans are available for the West Stand only (seating area in the Main Stand).

There will be an opportunity for supporters who wish to stand to be able to access the standing area below where the Away Support are housed.

Depending on how the match progresses Ayr may decide to hold the away support back.

Supporters bus can drop off at the front door and be housed in the car park ( please take direction from the Stewards.

Surfing flags are not allowed

No flags on poles are allowed 

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Supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance in order to avoid queues on matchday. There will however be a limited number of tickets available from Ayr United’s new ticket pod from 1.00pm to kick-off on matchday. The ticket pod is located in the car park behind the Somerset Hub.

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