Match Preview v Alloa Athletic

Match day four of the Championship sees us at home to Alloa Athletic tomorrow, our second home game of the 2019/20 league campaign.

Our recent record against the Wasps hasn’t been a good one. We only took a point from 12 during last season. The first game was entertaining with six goals at Palmerston. Stephen Dobbie scored a hat-trick to rescue a point after Alloa had raced into a three goal lead. Tomorrow’s visitors went on to win the other games; 2- 0, 2- 1 and 1-0 so it would be fair to say that Queens fans will be looking for better this time around.

As he prepares for the game, Manager, Allan Johnston said “Although we lost away at Ayr last weekend I felt that we are improving as a team. I can’t fault the players for the effort they put in. When you compare the performances from when we started at Arbroath, our game against Dunfermline was an improvement and for me at Somerset, that was our best game so far.

It was disappointing to lose, especially when it was a derby match but sometimes it’s just not your day.

There were a lot of good performances against Ayr, the forwards were lively and some of the link up touches were outstanding, we were good defensively as well so that’s what makes it frustrating that we lost the game.

Although we are still waiting for our first three points of the season that was our first defeat, we know we need to start taking the chances that we are creating to make sure we start winning games. We are always going to attack with the players that we have got so I expect that we will start to score a lot of goals. It won’t be easy but hopefully that will start this weekend.

Alloa have shown that they are a good side and stayed in the Championship on merit last season so we need to make sure we continue to perform at a high level and go all out for the victory”.

Some notes for supporters ahead of the game:

Section six of the BDS Digital (East) Stand has been set aside for away supporters. They should enter the stadium via turnstiles three.

The turnstiles will be open for ALL spectator entry at 1415.

Entry is by ticket only. Tickets should be purchased from the ticket offices before arriving at the turnstiles. The ticket office within the QOS Arena will be open from 1230 with the BDS Stand Away section ticket office opening an hour later.

Please note that the BDS Stand ticket office is CASH ONLY. If you wish to purchase your ticket by card then you should use the Arena ticket office.

Ticket prices have been frozen at last season’s entry fees.

Adults: £18

OAP/Concessions/ Students/ 16-21 year olds: £10

Under 16’s: £5

Pre-School Kids: FREE

Season tickets are valid for the game and are available to purchase. A full price list is available in the Fans section of the website.

Accessible tickets are available at £8, £5 and £3.

Wheelchair access for away supporters is on the south side of BDS Digital stand. There is a lay-by 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 ticket.

Car parking is available in the Queen of the South Arena car park next to the ground. There will be some on street parking restrictions but there is plenty of other on and off street parking available around the ground.

Supporters buses will NOT be allowed to park in the Arena car park, therefore it is requested 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 on-going 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.

Catering outlets and toilets will be available for use throughout the ground. Toilet and catering facilities are also available in the Arena prior to kick off. The café within the Arena offers a full menu and the bar under the Gates Stand will also be open for refreshments.

With some seagulls still around we are again asking supporters to refrain from throwing down food and to use the bins provided. Anyone deliberately feeding the birds will be removed from the ground.

To deal with some of the mess the birds have caused since our last home game we are asking for volunteers to come along to Palmerston from 10am to help clean the seats in both stands.

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. Any person deemed to be under the influence of alcohol will be denied entry to the ground. This will be strictly enforced.

All spectators are required to abide by our acceptable behaviour policy and your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.

Our Saturday Kids Club for primary school age children takes place ahead of all of our Saturday home games from 1230 at the Arena. For two hours ahead of kick off, kids will receive coaching from Queens coaches and members of the Under 20 squad as well as having fun and the chance to play short games. For the cost of £10 per child (£8 if they have a Junior Blues season ticket) they will also be given lunch and then entry into the first teams game where they can either sit with their families or be collected after the match.

Pre-registration is not compulsory anyone can turn up and pay on the day.

The shop will be open for business prior to kick off, where you can buy a full range of merchandise, including a limited number of our commemorative tops.

Match day programmes will also be on sale – priced £3.

And you can purchase our 50/50 half-time draw tickets for a pound each.

Kick off – 3pm