Dundee Match Preview

This weekend we take a break from the Championship and head to Premier League side, Dundee in the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

The last time we played each other in a competitive match was back in March 2014, when Iain Davidson scored the only goal of the game to give them a one - nil win.  They also edge Scottish Cup victories, with two wins to our one, we have also drawn twice in the Cup.  

Dundee were one of the teams we beat on route to the final in 2008 when Ryan McCann scored his incredible goal from 84 yards. Stephen Dobbie scored our other goal in a two - nil win.

We go into the game unbeaten in 2019 with victories over Inverness CT and Championship leaders, Ross County so far.  

Ahead of the cup tie, Queens Manager Gary Naysmith has been sharing his thoughts with the website.

"Last week was my 100th game in charge of Queens.  A special moment for me anyway but made all the better by the players performance.  Some of the football we played and the goals we scored were different class.  

We had been in good form anyway but its when you get the wins together especially against the teams above that creates confidence. We've drawn a lot of games but we have only lost once in the last ten so that breeds confidence.  In fact we have only lost five of our last 24 league games so that's a sign that we are getting consistency and are a hard team to play, a hard team to beat.  We are definitely in a good place just now and we are all enjoying coming to work, which is half the battle.

This weekend's cup tie is a game that I'm looking forward to.  Based on our league positions, current form and the fact that they haven't played for three weeks, I can understand why people think there might be an upset, but we need to be as good if not better than we were against Ross County.  

We are going into the game in good spirits, with a good heart and we just need to keep doing what we've been doing for the last ten weeks, working hard and getting the fundamentals right.  

It has been a good start to the year, but those games have gone now and we need to look forward.  It is good to have a wee break from the league, it's not that we are taking this game lightly, it's just not the same type of pressure as there is in the Championship.  There is still pressure as it can be financially rewarding for the Club, but for us as a group the challenge is to test ourselves and see what the gap, if any there is between us and Dundee.  

Since I took over at Queens, we have played three Premiership clubs.  Partick beat us in a very close game, Motherwell were better than us but we took St Johnstone to extra time so we have done okay against Premier league clubs, we can't get carried away but due to the past couple of weeks results and performances, people are optimistic that we can get a result.  

Darren Brownlie is the only player still sidelined, he is getting closer to fitness and will play in a bounce game this week but won't be ready for this one. Barry Maguire has been cleared to play so will be available for selection".

We are expecting at least 400 fans to make the trip on Saturday to cheer us on.  For those attending, prices for all areas of the ground are as follows:

Adults - £20
Over 65s and Under 18s - £10
Students (with valid matriculation card) - £10
Under 12s - £5


Getting to the Ground

The full address of the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park for Sat-Nav is Dens Park, Sandeman Street, Dundee, DD3 7JY

By bus:
From Dundee City Centre you can use the no. 1A National Express Dundee bus service which can be boarded at Albert Square every 12 minutes and takes you to Dens Road.

By train:
Trains from all over the country pass through the main Dundee station and supporters can then proceed to the ground by the above bus services from stops situated within walking distance of the station

By Car:

Approaching from a westerly direction, (eg Glasgow or Edinburgh)

As you approach at the roundabout, continue on the A90 (Kingsway) for about 2 miles, take the second flyover exit (B960) and follow the signs for 'Football Traffic until you reach the stadium

Travelling from the south (via Tay Road Bridge)

Exit the Tay Road Bridge in the right hand lane then stay in the left hand lane on the inner ring road. You will approach a set of traffic lights (Arnold Clark Garage on your right) turn left at the lights, straight through the next roundabout. Stay in the left hand lane which will split in two as you approach the next roundabout (Ladywell). Keep in the second lane from the left and you will be directed up Victoria Road. Continue up this road which becomes Dens Road after about 1 mile. Turn right at the second mini roundabout into Arklay Street and take the second street on your left. The stadium is approximately 400 yards on your left.

Kick off on Saturday, 3pm

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