Queen’s Park Preview

Feb 17, 2012 Comments Off by admin

Club captain, Kevin Turner and midfielder Michael Hunter will go straight back into the team to face Queen’s Park at Ochilview this weekend after serving one match suspensions.

Coach John Coughlin is set to ring the changes following last Saturday’s 3-0 defeat against Clyde at Broadwood.

The only injury concern is over Graeme Ramage, who suffered an ankle knock at Cumbernauld. But the rest of the squad is fit and, according to the coach, raring to go.

“The reaction from the players in training this week has been good,” said John. “We were all a bit down in the dumps after what happened against Clyde but things soon picked up again and everyone was in a good mood at training on Thursday night,” he said.

However, the coach recognises that the visit of Queen’s Park will be one of the toughest assignments of the season. Saturday’s visitors sit third in the league table and have won six of their last eight league matches.

“They are in good form right now and are coming off the back of a 5-0 win over Montrose last Saturday,” he said. “Our performances in the two matches against them this season have been poor, especially the game at Hampden on Christmas Eve.

“But we always seem to raise our game for matches against the top sides. We have taken points from Alloa and Stranraer and also from Annan and Elgin when those two clubs were sitting in the top three, so we know that we can match the best. In fact, Queen’s Park are the only side currently in the play-off positions we have not taken at least a point from.

“It would be nice if we could add them to the list on Saturday.”

Kick-off at Ochilview is 3:00pm. Admission prices are £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.

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