St Mirren Preview

This weekend the game of the Championship will more than likely be at Palmerston, as leaders St Mirren visit Dumfries.  We are both in a good run of form just now and we have picked up some decent results since we lost to the Buddies in Paisley earlier this season so it should be an entertaining afternoon.  

Queens boss Gary Naysmith has been looking ahead to the game.

"First of all, I shared your frustration last weekend when the game against Dundee United was abandoned at half-time. I can't remember the last time I was involved in a fixture that was called to a halt after 45 minutes, However the referee made his decision and at the end of the day we had to accept that. The ref was in a very difficult situation because he knew that his decision would not be well received by both clubs but he felt that the safety of the players was in danger as he thought the pitch was only going to get worse as the temperature continued to drop.

The abandonment of our game offered St Mirren the chance to go top of the Championship table and it was an opportunity they took with a good win against Dunfermline.  The Saints are having a good season and they have already beat us 3-1 earlier in the season. We didn't do ourselves justice that day and I am  hopeful we will give a better account of ourselves this time around. 

They arguably have the best player in the division in Lewis Morgan, a player with outstanding talent who will go on to bigger things, but he is just one of many players we need to be aware of.  We have talent of our own and need to take the game to St Mirren.  It will be a tough game but there will be no better Christmas  present than winning on Saturday for everybody, the fans, players, management, directors and staff.

As this is our last home fixture of 2017, I would like to wish all of you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.   Thanks for your continued support.

Injury wise we are still without Dan Carmichael and Callum Fordyce but everyone else will be fit and available for selection".

Saturday's game sponsored by Jim Hastings kicks off at 3pm.