Match Preview v Montrose

We face our biggest game of the season at Palmerston this weekend when we welcome Montrose for the second leg of their Championship play-off semi-final.  The league one side hold the upper hand after their two - one win on Tuesday.  

For Queens boss, Allan Johnston its his first home game since returning to the dug-out.

"Firstly, I would like to say how good it is to be back in charge of the team. Queens are a good club and I enjoyed my time here previously. During that spell, we won a league title and a cup and I want to bring more of that to Dumfries. 

When the Chairman asked me to come back it was a no brainer, I know we have a lot of work ahead of us but it's a challenge that Sandy and I are up for. This is a big club, with some talented and a great support, between us I'm sure we can achieve success. 

In order to do that our priority has to be securing our Championship status. 

Following a disappointing result at Links Park on Tuesday we have made it harder for ourselves but I have the confidence that the players are good enough to turn things around. Montrose are a good well organised side who are full of confidence but we are still in the tie and there is still a long way to go. 

We need to go out and be positive, don't be scared to make mistakes and score goals and win the tie. We had chances in the first leg that we really should've taken it's as simple as that and we need to deal with crosses against us better. It is something we have been working on since the game.

There has to be a reaction, they've got to show what it means to play for the club, although these games are nervy situation you have got to be big enough to deal with it but they're all good players and we have enough in the dressing room to get a result. They know how big a game it is and the challenge that it will bring but they are good enough to handle it, they've got to go and show that. 

We had a good support up with us on Tuesday which is appreciated by us all. Please get behind the team again". 

Information for Supporters:

Section six of the BDS Digital (East) Stand has been set aside for away supporters. Turnstile three will be in use to gain entry. 

Entry is by ticket only. The Arena ticket office will be from around noon with the BDS Stand ticket office opening around an hour and half later.

Please note that the BDS Stand ticket office is a CASH ONLY office. Should spectators wish to pay by card then they should purchase their tickets at the Arena ticket office.

Season tickets are NOT valid for the match. Tickets will be priced as follows:

£15 Adults
£8 Concessions (Over 65's, 16 - 21 yr olds, full time students)
£2 Under 16's

Accessible pricing will be:
£5 Accessible Adult
£3 Accessible Concession
£1 Accessible Under 16

Proof of entitlement will require to be shown for all concessions.

Wheelchair access for away supporters is on the south side of BDS Digital stand. There is a layby on King Street for vehicles to drop their passengers for flat access to the ground. Disabled parking is available on the north side of the BDS Digital Stand or at the Arena car park. The cost of entry of one personal assistant is included in the price of the accessible ticket.

Please note there will be some on street parking restrictions but car parking is available in the Arena car park alternatively there is plenty of other on & off street parking available around the stadium.

Supporters buses including minibuses will not be allowed to park in the Arena car park.  Therefore it is suggested that buses/minibuses drop off their passengers in Terregles St/King Street and thereafter park on College Mains road just off the roundabout with the A76 on the town bypass (adjacent to Curry's/PC World, as the other side at Aldi is the access road to the ambulance depot and is extremely busy). Pick up should be the same location. 

There are no ongoing roadworks currently around Dumfries that may affect travel times to Palmerston Park. Fans should check the Traffic Scotland website at <> for confirmation of any delays.

There will be shared catering outlets available for use throughout the ground or catering is also available in the Arena café where a full menu is available before kick-off. The bar under the Gates Stand will also be open for refreshments. 

QOS have adopted a robust and thorough search policy for spectators entering the ground to ensure that ground rules and regulations are strictly adhered to, especially in relation to pyrotechnic devices and controlled containers. All bags will be searched and spectators presenting themselves for entry may also be subject to search. Spectators who refuse to be searched by stewards will be denied entry to the ground.

Palmerston Park is a non-smoking venue, this includes e-cigarettes and other such devices. Stewards are empowered to eject spectators who disobey these rules. No persons will be admitted to the ground who are deemed to be under the influence of alcohol.

All spectators are required to abide by our acceptable behaviour policy. 

Kick off 3pm.  Palmerston Park, Dumfries.