Queen’s Park v Raith Rovers – Robin’s View

Queen’s Park host Raith Rovers at Hampden on Saturday with the Spiders out to emulate the success they enjoyed last autumn when a Stephen Eze header earned a 1-0 over the visitors from Fife.

The clubs have met once this season in a game full of incident that saw 10-man Queen’s leave Kirkcaldy empty-handed despite a brave display.

QPTV met up with Queen’s Park Head Coach Robin Veldman to discuss his side’s preparations for Saturday at 3.00pm at The National Stadium.

Robin covered:

  • Learning the history of Queen’s Park
  • Glass half full or glass half empty against Ayr United
  • Attacking intent coming together
  • Raith roller-coaster
  • Stuart McKinstry game time
  • Injury News

The cinch Championship so far
Raith have enjoyed a very positive start to their season and presently sit second in the table with 24 points, four points behind leaders Dundee United. The Kirkcaldy side have suffered one defeat this season whey went down 1-0 at Airdrie in September.

A win against Ian Murray’s side could see the Spiders rise from seventh place and into the top half of the table with dangerman Ruari Paton looking to add to his 11 goals this season by scoring in the third game running.

Squad News
Tommy Robson is rated as a doubt after being injured against Ayr United last weekend with Lewis Reid also carrying a knock.

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Last time out –
September 2, 2023
Raith Rovers 3 Queen’s Park 2

Queen’s Park – Callan McKenna, Ben McPherson, Will Tizzard, Charlie Fox, Tommy Robson (Cameron Bruce 80), Jack Thomson (Liam McLeish 90+1), Jack Spong, Jack Turner (Alex Bannon 80), Barry Hepburn (Louis Longridge 46), Dom Thomas (Patrick Jarrett 80), Ruari Paton.
Unused substitutes – Calum Ferrie (G/k), Lewis Reid, Ricky Waugh, Lucas McCormick.

Raith Rovers – Kevin Dabrowski, Ross Millen, Keith Watson, Euan Murray (Ethan Ross 82), Scott Brown, Josh Mullin (Dylan Easton 73), Sam Stanton (Lewis Vaughan 63), Jack Hamilton (Jamie Gullan 46), Scott McGill (Liam Dick 73), Callum Smith, Shaun Byrne.
Unused substitutes – Robbie Thomson, Aaron Arnott, Callam Hannah, Adam Masson

Read the Match Report – HERE.

Supporters’ Notes
Supporters should note the following arrangements regarding Saturdays game with Raith Rovers:

  • There is an event on at Hampden Park which may have an impact on the available car parking at the stadium. In order to ensure a space please arrive early at the stadium.
  • There will be an act of remembrance prior to the kick off as a mark of respect to the players families and wider community for those who fought and lost lives in both wars.
  • The under 13 academy team will be training at the west end of the stadium from turnstile opening till 2.30pm. This is a program introduced by Marijn Beuker based on street soccer.
  • Home supporters will enter by turnstiles 102-105.

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