Queen’s Park v Partick Thistle – Robin’s View

Queen’s Park host Partick Thistle tomorrow night at Hampden Park on League duty for the first time since the New Year game of 2001.

Since then, the teams have only played each other once at the National Stadium, and what a game that was, as Thistle scored twice in injury time in August 2012 to turn a 4-3 defeat into a Challenge Cup win.

The Spiders can of course claim two home victories over the Firhill men last season however they were secured at Stenhousemuir’s Ochilview.

It is the second meeting of the season and Queen’s Head Coach Robin Veldman spoke to QPTV about his recent trip to Thistle’s Maryhill ground and his first run of Championship games at the club.

Robin covered:

  • First quarter of games
  • Following every game in the Championship
  • Partick Thistle v Dundee United
  • We have to be ready!
  • Suspension/ Injury news

The cinch Championship so far
Queen’s Park sit three points behind the Jags however such is the tightly packed nature of the Championship table there are five places between the clubs.

The Spiders go into the game following draws against Greenock Morton and Airdrieonians with the Jags having lost 5-0 to leaders Dundee United on their last outing with a goalless draw at Inverness Caledonian Thistle played out before that.

Home striker Ruari Paton has scored nine times in all competitions and is top scorer at the club with visiting forward Brian Graham found the net on eight occasions.

Squad News
Barry Hepburn misses out through suspension with Head Coach Veldman monitoring the condition of a couple of other members of his squad who are carrying knocks. Stuart McKinstry continues his ‘pre-season’ work, Callan McKenna should return next month with Grant Savoury making progress following knee surgery.

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Last time out –
Partick Thistle 3 Queen’s Park 1
McInroy (26, 57), Graham (30) Paton

Queen’s Park – Callan McKenna, Ben McPherson, Will Tizzard, Charlie Fox, Cameron Bruce (Tommy Robson 46), Jack Thomson (Patrick Jarrett 76), Jack Spong, Jack Turner, Barry Hepburn (Liam McLeish 76), Dom Thomas, Ruari Paton.
Unused substitutes – Calum Ferrie (G/k), Alex Bannon, Lewis Reid, Louis Longridge, Ricky Waugh, Lucas McCormick

Partick Thistle – Jamie Sneddon, Jack McMillan, Harry Milne, Aaron Muirhead, Lewis Neilson, Kerr McInroy (Scott Robinson 84), Stuart Bannigan, Brian Graham, Steven Lawless, Aidan Fitzpatrick (Kieran Ngwenya 72), Ben Stanway (Zander MacKenzie 89).
Unused substitutes – Mason McCready (G/k), Ben Williamson, Blair Alston, Wes McDonald, James Lyon, Tomi Adeloye.

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