Saturday sees the Spiders travel south to take on Stranraer at Stair Park in the hope of putting points on the board and moving up the table, away from the league position we currently find ourselves in. Those of the you who had the misfortune of watching last week’s horror show against Stenhousemuir will, like the manager and playing squad, be hoping for a much better result on Saturday as we travel to a venue that has proved tough in the past.
Ahead of the game the club media team spoke with gaffer Gus MacPherson to get his thoughts.
Reflecting on the Stenny game Gus said: “It was an extremely disappointing result. We didn’t start the game as we would have liked, we were a bit laboured and lethargic if we were comparing it to the last home game against East Fife”.
“We found ourselves a goal down at half time and stressed the importance of making a strong start to the second half but it couldn’t have started any worse for us if we had tried as we lost the early goal and went down to ten men. That made it a very long second half and despite us trying to keep it tight in the hope of getting something on the counter attack, that never materialised”.
“We didn’t pass the ball well enough and the most disappointing factor was that our play didn’t reach anywhere near the standard that we have set in previous games this season, especially at home”.
Looking ahead to Saturday’s game against Stranraer the gaffer said: “It’ll be yet another tough game, as they have all been so far this season. It’s vital that we lift our game if we are to take anything from the match”.
“We know Stranraer will be a tough opponent and they showed that they are a good side when they won 2-0 at Hampden several weeks ago. It’s important we put the disappointment of last week result behind us and focus on taking something from this game. We have shown already this season that we are capable of doing well both at home and away and we need to work hard to find that form again”
The manager was this week boosted by the news that Gregor Fortheringham has saw last weekend’s red card reduced to a yellow on appeal.
The opposition: Stranraer go into the game two places about the Spiders in seventh place. The have won one, drawn one and lost one of their last three matches with the most recent game being a 2-0 away defeat against Peterhead last Saturday.
Head to head: Played 129; Queen’s Park 47; Draw 31; Stranraer 51.
Last meeting of the sides: 24/09/16 at Hampden; Queen’s Park 0-2 Stranraer
Recent form: Queen’s Park LLLWLL; Stranraer WLLWDL.
Match officials: Referee – Gavin Ross. Assistants – Andrew McWilliam and Xander Harrison.
Admission prices: Adults £15; Concession £10; Secondary School £5; Primary School FREE.
Twitter: Live updates available via @QueensParkFC
Other League One fixtures: Albion Rovers v Airdrieonians; Alloa Athletic v Stenhousemuir; Livingston v East Fife; Peterhead v Brechin City.
Our next match: v Peterhead at Hampden on Saturday 12th November. Kick off 3.00pm.