Match Preview: Queen’s Park v Dumbarton

It’s Firhill under the floodlights on Tuesday night as Dumbarton make the short journey to Maryhill for a fixture that had originally been due to be played on Boxing Day.

Ahead of the game the club media team spoke to Director of Football, Marijn Beuker, to get his thoughts.

Marijn said: “This is a game that we are all very much looking forward to. We know that there is a need to start picking up the pace and also to start rewarding ourselves with wins. That is what we are focussed on doing.”

“We were pleased with aspects of the performance at Falkirk on Saturday but to be honest we are looking for much more than that. Of course we are positive with the processes we are implementing but we know the importance of starting to win games and know the positive effect that will have on the squad.”

“We are always looking at the positives aspects of our game and how we can build from there. We know that only looking at what has not been so good will not always help. We know exactly what we have done well, and we know exactly what has not been so good and where we need to work on things.”

“A win would be brilliant fuel for the players for the rest of the week. It’s never fun dropping points because we are in every game to win it. Very importantly, everyone is working very hard to fully understand how we want to play the game and understanding how we can play with that high level of intensity. Sometimes that will come with little mistakes, but we are absolutely focussed on, and looking forward to, that next win.”

“The quality within the squad is there and we know the huge confidence boost a win will bring to the group.”

On the injury front Marijn updated: “Luca Connell underwent an X-Ray following his injury at Falkirk on Saturday and the good news from that is that he has not broken anything. That’s a positive and we hope to see Luca back in action very soon. Grant Gillespie has been playing with an injury in recent weeks in order to help the team but unfortunately it has come to the point where the injury requires treatment, and we are likely to be without him for the coming period.”

“We are pleased that Darren Lyon, who has been out for a number of months, is now back in training with the full squad again as he continues his road back to full fitness.”

“The players who are waiting for an opportunity know that this is now their chance to show what they can do. The entire squad have been working very hard and everyone has been showing a very good response to response to the decisions being made, which is exactly what we want. These injuries do present new opportunities for other players to play and those that do come in will be ready for the opportunity.”

Supporters Info

Match tickets and live stream passes purchased for the fixture postponed on Boxing Day remain valid for tomorrow night’s game.

Sale of Match Tickets – Home Supporters – these remain on sale via our online ticket centre HERE. Please note tickets, can only be bought online, there will be no pay at the gate facility.

Visiting Supporters – tickets for visiting fans are still available to buy, only via our online ticket centre – HERE

Live Stream – the game will be available to view via our live streaming service for anyone unable to attend in person. You can buy a live stream HERE.

Lateral Flow Testing – the club strongly advises everyone planning to attend to take a lateral flow test before setting off.

Covid Passports/Evidence of Negative Lateral Flow Test Result – due to the size of the crowd expected, these are NOT necessary to gain entry to the stadium.

Car Parking – parking inside the stadium perimeter is very limited. Any spectator with mobility concerns should contact the club office, no later than 24 hours ahead of kick off, and office staff will do their best to reserve a space for you. Access to the parking area at the rear of the Jackie Husband stand is via South Drive. Please note, South Drive will be closed to vehicles 30 minutes before kick off to allow safe access for spectators on foot making their way to the turnstiles. Parking access after this time is via the North end of the stadium.

All vehicles will be kept in the car park for a short time after the final whistle to ensure spectators on foot can safely exit the stadium.

Queen’s Park Members and Season Ticket Holders – all members and season ticket holders who wish to attend can present their ticket at the turnstile as normal.

Sale of Match Tickets – Home Supporters – these remain on sale via our online ticket centre HERE. Please note tickets, can only be bought online, there will be no pay at the gate facility.

Visiting Supporters – tickets for visiting fans are still available to buy, only via our online ticket centre – HERE

Live Stream – the game will be available to view via our live streaming service for anyone unable to attend in person. You can buy a live stream HERE.

Physical Distancing – physical distancing is no longer required in the seating bowl so groups of friends and families can sit together to enjoy the game. Spectators do not need to occupy the specific seat number on their ticket. Should anyone wish to sit in a quieter area of the stadium, our stewards will help you find a suitable seat to watch the game. 2 metre distancing is applicable inside the stadium while queuing.

Face Coverings – unless exempt, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering in all internal areas of the stadium. Although a face covering is not required while outside in the seating bowl, please respect the right of any fellow supporters who wish to do so.

Catering – kiosks will be open as usual. Payment by contactless card would be appreciated.

General Guidance – these continue to be challenging times and the health and safety of our players, staff and spectators remains of the highest priority. The club encourage everyone planning to attend Firhill to:

  • take a lateral flow test before setting off. If that result is positive, follow guidelines – do not attend the game
  • make use of the hand sanitiser points located around the stadium
  • follow guidance on face coverings

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