After the disappointment of Saturday’s match against Albion Rovers falling victim to the foul weather, attention now turns to our re-arranged fixture against Brechin at Glebe Park tonight, another game that had been postponed due to adverse weather conditions earlier in the season.
Ahead of the game the club media team caught up with the gaffer to get his thoughts.
Reflecting on our last match which was the 2-0 home defeat against Alloa, Gus said: “To start the game in the way we did, after the result and performance we got in the previous game against Stenny, was disappointing. It was an individual error and we know these things happen but it made our job much tougher.
“We did go on to create a couple of good chances during the first half and it was frustrating that we never managed to take any of them, especially with it being our home match.”
Looking ahead to the Brechin match he said: “It goes without saying that it’s going to be a very tough game against an experienced Brechin side. They have suffered a dip in form in recent weeks but they remain very much in contention for a play-off spot and will be well up for the game. We managed to get a draw at Glebe Park earlier in the season and know from that game, that it will be a difficult venue to go to tonight”.
“We need to ensure we make it a competitive match, do our best to cut out silly mistakes and set up compact as a team. We have proved on many occasions this season that we are capable of going away from home and getting results and we know to do that tonight, we need to start the game in the right manner and do the basics right”.
“We have had a fairly consistent run over the past two to three months and that is something that we are very much looking to keep going between now and the end of the season.”
The gaffer confirmed that his squad would be bolstered by the return of two players who missed out against Alloa as Ross Millen and Aiden McIlduff return to the fold. Gus did however add that defenders Adam Cummins and Scott Gibson will probably miss out through injury, while striker Dario Zanatta is still away on international duty with the Canadian Under-23 side.
The opposition: The Glebe Park side currently sit sixth in the table, one place and two points behind Queen’s. They go into the game looking to end a recent poor run of form which has saw them pick up just one point from five league matches in 2017. That point was picked up in a 2-2 home draw against Stenhousemuir on 4th February. They have lost both matches since then, going down 3-2 away to East Fife and then losing 2-0 away to Stranraer on Saturday.
Head to head: Played 103; Queen’s Park 34; Draw 25; Brechin City 44.
Previous meetings this season
20/08/2016 – Brechin City 0-0 Queen’s Park
03/12/2016 – Queen’s Park (Millen 39, McGeever 75) 2-0 Brechin City
Current form: Queen’s Park LWLDWL; Brechin City LLLDLL.
Match officials: Referee – John McKendrick. Assistants – Willie Conquer & Richard Murray.
Admission prices: Adults £13; Concession (65+ and U18s) £7; Parent & Child £16 (plus £2 for each additional school aged child).
Twitter: Live updates available via @QueensParkFC.
Other League 1 fixtures: Alloa Athletic vs East Fife.
Our next match: Saturday 4th March vs Livingston at Hampden. Kick off 3.00pm.