Dumbarton Match Preview

With no match since the 24th of February we are all desperate for a game of football. All being well, this Saturday we head to Dumbarton in the Championship. The games against Stevie Aitken's side have all been tight so far this season. Callum Fordyce scored the only goal of the game to give us three points when we first met back in August at Palmerston with the other two games ending in draws.

Queens manager, Gary Naysmith looks ahead to the game.

"It's been a frustrating couple of weeks for us. The weather has twice put paid to our trip to Tannadice and with Falkirk on Scottish Cup duty our home game was postponed meaning we've gone a couple of weeks without a competitive match. On top of that, the weather has also had a big impacted on our training schedule. But we have tried to keep ticking over as best we can.

There has been some doubt over this weekend's fixture but I believe the groundstaff at Dumbarton have been working tirelessly to get the game on. They have had a few postponements themselves but hopefully the weather will relent enough for us to get back on the park.

Fixtures are already starting to pile up and we will be playing Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday for the next wee while. The schedule will be a strain on both the squad and the supporters, but one that we can do little about so we just have to get our heads around it and make sure we pick up some decent results.

The enforced break has given the injured players such as Darren Brownlie, Kyle Jacobs and John Rankin time to recover. We did face the prospect of Ky and John playing with their heads bandaged but the stitches have been removed and both are now fine. It has also given Jordan Marshall a bit of recovery time.

As I've said throughout the season, I am an admirer of the work that Stevie Aitken and his team do. They've worked hard in the Championship and picked up points and have also reached a national cup final so they deserve praise for their achievements.

Stevie always has his sides well organised and hard working, our games have been tight this season and I don't expect it to be any different this time around.

But we are all eagar to get playing again and will head there refreshed and in a positive frame of mind looking to claim all three points.

Alan Martin, Shaun Rooney, Owen Bell and Dan Carmichael will sit this one out through injury but everyone else is available".

Weather permitting the match will kick off at 3pm on Saturday.