Saturday sees the Spiders make our first ever trip to the Balmoral Stadium to take on newly promoted Cove Rangers. Paul Hartley’s side currently sit top of the pile after four matches, one point ahead of Edinburgh City and two clear of Queen’s who lie third. Ahead of the game the club media team spoke to the gaffer to get his thoughts.
Roberts said: “It’s a game we’re all looking forward to and the squad are going into in a confident frame of mind. There was a lot of disappointment after last Saturday’s performance and result at home to Elgin. We know we failed to perform anywhere close to the level we would expect, particularly during the first half.
“Saturday’s game gives the players the opportunity to right the wrongs of last week and although we know it’ll be a very tough one, we’re going into it looking for three points.
“It’s a venue none of us have ever experienced and from that perspective it puts another slant on the game. We know they’ve made a strong start to the league campaign and we know we’ll need to be at our best if we are to give ourselves a chance of winning the game but that’s what we’ll be looking to do.
“A lot of people are already looking at the table and making judgements on who’s favourites etc but for me, at this early stage in the season, it’s too early to call.
One the squad front the gaffer remained coy on any potential niggles in the squad but did confirm that midfielder Calvin McGrory returns to the squad following a number of weeks on the side lines. Striker Kieran Moore misses out through injury.
The opposition: Cove sit top of the table with ten points from their opening four matches. They opened the season with a 5-0 home win over Edinburgh City before following this up with a 4-4 draw away to Albion Rovers, a 3-2 home win over Cowdenbeath and latterly a 2-1 win over Stirling Albion at Forthbank.
Head to head: This will be the first meeting between the sides.
Last matches: 24/08/2019 Queen’s Park 0-0 Elgin City; Stirling Albion 1-2 Cove Rangers.
Recent form: Queen’s Park DWDDWD; Cove Rangers WWDWWW.
Match officials: Referee – Scott Lambie. Assistants Referees – Calum Spence and John McCrossan.
Admission: Standing – Adult £12 & Concession £6. Seated – Adult £14 & Concession £8.
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Other League 2 games: Albion Rovers v Stirling Albion; Annan Athletic v Stenhousemuir; Cowdenbeath v Brechin City; Elgin City v Edinburgh City.
Next Match: 14/09/2019 Queen’s Park v Albion Rovers. Kick off 3.00pm.