Match Preview v Dundee (away)

After getting back to winning ways on Wednesday we face another tricky away test at Dundee in the Championship tomorrow.

Wednesday’s win in Inverness was our first win in three games, although we have only lost one in the last eight, stretching back to when we last played Dundee on Boxing Day.

That game ended in a comfortable 3-1 victory for the Dark Blues courtesy of an Osman Sow hat-trick. Connor Shields grabbed his first league goal for Queens that day, netting a late consolation at Palmerston.

Dundee have strengthened since December’s meeting though. James McPake has brought in Championship winners Jason Cummings and Paul McMullan as well as young centre-half Malachi Fagan-Walcott on loan from Tottenham Hotspur. There are a few injuries for the hosts to deal with as Jordan McGhee, Alex Jakubiak and Josh Mulligan are expected to miss out.

From our point of view, Saturday’s meeting will most likely come too early for the midfield trio of Rhys McCabe, Joe McKee and Dan Pybus to feature, whilst Connor Shields and Dapo Mebude are also missing.

The good news is that Stephen Dobbie made his return to the starting-eleven on Wednesday, managing an hour before being brought off for Niyah Joseph. The skipper has an impressive record at Dens, scoring three times in his last two visits. He also netted his first goals for Queens against Dundee in a January 2007 Scottish Cup replay at Palmerston, 10 days after making his Queens debut at Dens Park. Dobs also scored against the Dark Blues in March 2008 in front of a sold out Palmerston to send Queens on their way to Hampden.

Looking ahead to the game, Manager Allan Johnston said “The win over Inverness, was a fantastic three points for us. I’m delighted as it was a really good team performance. You could see the boys were tiring especially after such a tiring game against Hearts but they kept going right to the end and they’ve had to spend the last two days recovering for the game at the weekend.

The win moved us up to fifth in the table and it’s a boost ahead of the Dundee game and gives us a wee bit of confidence but we have to keep working as hard, the work they are putting in and the togetherness of the squad is what is getting us results. They are working really hard for each other and they are turning those performances into results at the moment.

Dundee strengthened in January and have signed a lot of top quality players but every team in this league have quality players look at Inverness and Hearts so there are no easy games we just have to focus on ourselves and keep churning out performances. We are on a good run of form just now and if you look at the games where we dropped points, we probably shouldn’t have dropped points so we have to keep on doing what we are doing and hopefully push ourselves up the table”.

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