The Spiders make the long journey north to take on Billy Dodd’s in form Inverness Caley Thistle side at the Caledonian Stadium this afternoon.
OWEN COYLE’S THOUGHTS
“We know any game against Inverness Caley Thistle will be difficult, even more so being away from home, however this is one that we are all looking forward to. They’re obviously in very good form having bounced back from what was a difficult period for them and the results in their last two games speak for themselves. That said, we can only focus on what we can do because we know, regardless of how good teams are in this league, when we perform at our best, we can and will win these tough games.”
“We need to perform. I really mean this when I say we need to be at our very best to win this one. We have shown already we are capable of doing that and that has to be our focus as we go into this match. I’ll keep saying it, but we want to continue to develop our style of play and continue to do that at a high level, knowing that those good performances ultimately lead to picking up points. We want to be brave on the ball, get ourselves into good positions and ultimately try to win the three points.”
“We have so much hard work ahead of us and for us it is not about the here and now. We continue to take small steps and we have got ourselves into a good position. The nature of football is naturally that when someone does get to the top of the league they are the focus of attention, we have got there and we are there on merit at the moment, but that is not what this is about. I will keep on stressing how important it is that we continue to develop the style of football we want to play. That is a style of play that wins games but is also pleasing on the eye for those coming along to watch us.”
“This has never been about a quick fix, this is about building something for the future of this club for years to come. We are looking to put building blocks in place that will serve this club for years to come. I believe we have made good progress in that regard but we are a long way off from where we want to be and the focus will remain on putting in the hard work to continue taking steps in the tight direction.”
“We have had the great news this week that the club has been award Club Academy Scotland elite status and that is testament to the hard work of so many people at the club. It is a huge factor in what we are looking to do in terms of building for the long term future of Queen’s Park , one which sees the club continue to produce great young players who ultimately reach the first team and who want to be playing for this club. Achieving this status really gives us something tangible and it evidences the hard work going on behind the scenes at the club. Now we need to focus on kicking on from that and developing the young players.”
“On the squad front for Inverness we are hoping to have very close to the team we had against Cove Rangers a week ago. We do have a few bumps and bruises to deal with but on the whole it’ll be the same squad.”
Queen’s Park fans will seated in sections G & H of the South Stand.
Reduced price advanced tickets are on sale online, over the phone and in person, up until 3 hours before the kick-off. Online tickets can be bought from ictfc.tickethour.co.uk
Ticket Prices – Adult £18 / 65+ £13 / Student £13 / 16 to 21 £10 / U16s £6
U16 tickets should be purchased by phoning the ticket office on 01463 227451.
LAST MEETING OF THE SIDES