Match Preview v Inverness CT

Inverness Caledonian Thistle are the next visitors to Palmerston, this time under the bright lights of the BBC tomorrow night.

The Caley Jags have had the better of Queens in recent times, winning all three of the games between the sides last season, including a 3-1 victory at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium in what ended up being the final game of the 2019/2020 campaign.

The last time Queens got the better of Inverness CT was in January 2019, when two goals in two minutes from Scott Mercer and Stephen Dobbie handed Queens all three points. Disappointingly, we haven’t won at Palmerston against Caley Thistle since 2004, when goals from Steven Bowey and Sean O’Connor gave the Doonhamers a 2-1 victory.

Inverness sit just three points ahead of Queens in fifth place, the hosts would require at least a two goal victory to overtake the visitors in the league. Our form at Palmerston this season has been mixed so far, with a pair of draws in Betfred Cup along with a win and a loss in the league. The Caley Jags, however, have yet to pick up a point on the road this season.

Looking ahead to the game Manager Allan Johnston said “It was disappointing that we didn’t have a game last week as when you look back on our performances in the Betfred Cup we should probably have qualified from the group stages but it wasn’t to be.

This week we have difficult game against Inverness in the league. Like all the games in the Championship it’s another big game for us, personally I enjoy Friday evening matches, I think playing under the floodlights adds atmosphere to the game although it is of course better when we have fans in the stadium.

We go into the game on the back of a very good result against Alloa. I was delighted with the overall performance and there is no doubt that we deserved to win the match. The energy, work rate and determination to win came through and it shows the team spirit that we have at the moment.

There’s confidence within the side as we continue to pick up results and build momentum but that confidence comes from hard work and at the moment the players are giving everything so we just need to keep that going.

It is a very competitive league but we have good players and if we keep performing the way we have been then hopefully we can start to climb the table”.

Although we still can’t have fans at the games, we are still offering supporters the chance to take part in our half time draw. Our virtual 50/50 half time draw returns for Friday night's live game allowing you to support the club as well as being in with a chance to win 50% of the takings. The draw can be entered online via  . You can enter as many times as you like with a minimum of £1. The winner will be announced at halftime via publication on social media.

With the game live on BBC Scotland for technical reasons we are unable to offer streaming of the match. The Beeb begin their coverage on the BBC Scotland channel from 1930 with kick off at 1945.