Queen’s Park v Stenhousemuir
The Spiders face their biggest challenge of the season as Brown Ferguson’s Stenhousemuir side come calling to Hampden for the second leg of our League One play-off semi-final. The prize at stake is of course the chance to continue our League One survival bid with the losers spending next season in League Two.
If the first leg at Ochilview on Tuesday night is anything to go by, then one thing is certain tomorrow, it’ll be a tight match between two evenly matched sides with everything to play for.
Ahead of the Hampden clash the club media caught up with the gaffer to get his thoughts.
Look forward to the game Gus said: “While we have the utmost respect for Stenhousemuir, it’s a match that we will go into with absolutely nothing to fear. Tuesday showed how evenly matched the teams are and it went much as expected.
“We knew they would enjoy spells of possession during the game and they put pressure on us during those spells as they went forward, but equally I thought we also enjoyed our own positive spells and played well at times in what were tough conditions.
“I expect a similar type of match at Hampden and know that Stenhousemuir will go into with full belief that they can realistically win the tie. Having said that, we also have belief and can only concentrate on our own game.
“One look back at how we have performed over the past month or so is enough to give us confidence that we have the ability to win the match. We do however know that we’ll need to be at our best to give ourselves a chance of doing that.”
There was good news on the squad front as Gus confirmed that with the exception of defender Adam Cummins, who misses out through suspension following his red card at Ochilview on Tuesday night, he has a full squad at his disposal at the time of writing.
The opposition: Brown Ferguson’s side finished fourth in League Two and sealed their place in the play-offs with a 1-1 draw away to Stirling Albion a week ago. There will be again be a number of familiar faces amongst the Warriors ranks with no fewer than four ex Spiders currently plying their trade at Ochilview … defenders Ross and Michael Dunlop, midfielder Mark Ferry and striker Jamie Longworth.
Head to head: Played 145; Queen’s Park 63; Draw 35; Stenhousemuir 47; Queen’s Park goals 222; Stenhousemuir goals 199.
Last meeting of the teams: 01/05/2018 – Stenhousemuir 1-1 Queen’s Park.
Recent form: Queen’s Park – DLLDWD; Stenhousemuir – WDDLDD.
Top scorers: Queen’s Park – Adam Cummins (10); Stenhousemuir – Mark McGuigan (21).
Admission prices: Adults £14; Senior Citizens (65+) £5; Concessions (Student/Unemployed/U16s) £2.
Match officials: Referee – Euan Anderson. Assistants – Ralph Gordon and Ivan Stankovic. Fourth Official – Grant Irvine.
Twitter: Live updates available via Twitter – Queen’s Park FC
Facebook: Get the team lines pre match as well as goal, half time and full time score updates Facebook – Queen’s Park FC
QPTV pre match: The guys from QPTV will be at the turnstiles between 2 and 2.30pm looking for supporters of both sides to give their predictions for the game in front of the camera. Theses videos will be shown on the big screens in the stadium around 10-15 minutes before kick off. Don’t be shy.
QPTV post match: Interviews available on QPTV on Saturday evening. QPTV can be accessed here YouTube – QPTV