Falkirk Match Preview

This weekend we return to league business with an away game at Falkirk. While we have a point from our two games so far, The Bairns have lost their opening two Championship fixtures, so both sides go into the game seeking their first league win of the season.

We edged the games last season with two wins and a draw. When we played at the Falkirk Stadium at a similar time last season, Jason Kerr and a hat-trick from Stephen Dobbie eased us to a four - one victory. We followed that with a four - two win at Palmerston with Falkirk edging us out by the odd goal in five on our last visit to them with our final meeting of season 2017/18 ended all square at Palmerston in April.

Queens boss Gary Naysmith knows they've got work to do on and off the park ahead of the game this weekend.

"Unlike us Falkirk have had a big turn around in players over the Summer and have brought in a lot of players from down South that we don't know personally, so we've been having to do more homework than usual this week. Dougie and I have been watching a lot of videos and studying reports that we've had done to try to find out a bit more about them. On top of that, Paul has been using different systems in games so it makes it a wee bit more difficult to work out what they'll do on the day.

Like us they've not made the start to the league that they would've hoped and with us both looking for that first win it's going to be tough. But I was really pleased with the players last weekend against St Johnstone, especially over the ninety minutes. I thought we more than matched a good quality Premiership side.

We now need to carry that performance into our league campaign.

The Championship is going to be as tight as ever so it's important that we get our first three points on board as soon as possible and we can build from there.

Josh Todd is fit again but Callum Fordyce went over on his ankle early on against St Johnstone and it looks like we will be without him for a few weeks which is a blow to us as Callum is one of our more experienced players. Michael Doyle is also struggling, having played most of the cup tie with a knee injury so we will have to give him to the last minute.

With a smaller squad any injury makes things more difficult but we have several versatile players and I'm sure some of them will find themselves playing in different positions over the next few weeks".

Queens supporters will be located in the Main Stand (Lower H Section) with entry via turnstiles seven and eight. Tickets cost; £20 for Adults, £13 Concession (Over 65, Full time Student, Unemployed, Ambulant Disabled, Carer) *Proof of entitlement to category MUST be provided, £7 for under 18's and free of charge for Under 12's (Maximum of 4 per paying adult)

Kick off at the Falkirk Stadium, Saturday, 3pm.