Match Preview: Cove Rangers vs Queen’s Park

The Spiders make their way up the A90 to take on Cove Rangers in front of the BBC Scotland cameras at the Balmoral Stadium this evening. The do so looking to build on recent form which has seen Owen Coyle’s men pick up four points from a possible six against Partick Thistle and Dundee.

Ahead of the game Owen Coyle spoke to the club media team to give his thoughts, saying: “Once again it’s one that we are all really looking forward to. We know it’ll be yet another tough game, as they all are in this league. We know the Cove side that we’ll come up against are a far better side than the one we faced earlier in the season, but I would like to think that the same applies to ourselves also.”

“What also know how good they can be on their day having beaten Dundee 3-1 at home and picked up a 2-2 draw at Ayr United. They were also 4-1 up at Hamilton last week and should have taken all three points from that one. With that in mind we will be very respectful of the quality they have and we know we will need to be ready to deal with that challenge.”

“That all said, we know that when we are at our best, we can stand toe to toe with anyone in the league and we know we will need to be at that level if we want to take all three points from this match. We know how slim the margins are in this league and how competitive each game is, and with that in mind we will have to be ready to deal with the best version of Cove Rangers on the night.”

“It’s vital that we look to impose ourselves on the game and play how we want to play. We know that if we do that, we can win these tough games.”

“This is also our first opportunity in front of the BBC Scotland cameras and we want to show the club in a good light. The only way to do that is by playing well. As players and coaches our only focus will be on the game though, otherwise all of the other stuff counts for nothing. It’s important that we only look to do our job on the pitch and to do it well, and anything that comes after that is a bonus.”

“On the squad front we will be without Dom Thomas who is suspended, which is a blow given he is such a fantastic player. Charlie Fox continues to edge closer to a return and will travel with the group having played 45 minutes in Tuesday’s reserve league match. Charlie probably still needs another couple of games to get him ready, however it’s good to get him back involved with the squad on match days. We do also some niggles to contend with, which we continue to monitor, but in the main I expect to have a squad very similar to what we have had in recent weeks.”

Supporters Notes

Admission prices for the game are:


  • Adults – £20
  • Concessions (12-17, 65+) – £15
  • Under 12s – £5 (must be accompanied by an Adult/Concession)


  • Adults – £18
  • Concessions (12-17, 65+) – £14
  • Under 12s – £5 (must be accompanied by an Adult/Concession)

Please Note

Queen’s Park support will be in the away section and access is via turnstile 3 & 4 . Tickets must be bought in advance by following the link below, and an e-ticket will be issued.

This link opens to all tickets including Home fans. Please ensure you select the ticket options for away fans.

Ambulant Disabled supporters will pay the age-appropriate ticket price and a personal assistant ticket will be FOC. These must be booked by emailing   There are 2 wheelchair bays available for Queen’s Park supporters and these can be booked by emailing

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