Match Preview v Morton (home 1st Dec)

Cup football continues for us tomorrow (Wed 1st) as we host fellow Championship side Morton in the SPFL Trust Trophy quarter final. A place in the last four away at either Cove Rangers or Rangers B awaits the winners.

We have faced the Ton twice already this season. In the first meeting, Ally Roy and Ruben Soares Junior both scored adding to Kyle Jacobs own goal as we edged past them by the odd goal in five at Cappielow in August. While our last meeting at Palmerston in October ended goal-less.

Ahead of the game, Manager Allan Johnston said “After being pegged back twice away at Cove at the weekend, we are all disappointed we’re not already in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup. However, the positive thing for me was that we are back scoring goals. We haven’t been clinical enough lately so to score two was pleasing.

With the game against Morton this week and the Scottish Cup replay next week and a home game in the league against Partick sandwiched in between we have a busy schedule ahead. With injuries and suspensions, the squad is looking a bit threadbare but this is an opportunity to read the semi-finals of a cup competition so we will be going all out to get the win”.

Supporters Information

With the risk of Covid still at a high level we are continuing to operate red zones at Palmerston. Therefore, there will still be sections of the ground inaccessible to supporters.

With the new dugouts now in place a section of the Alpha Solway stand is again open to home supporters, along with the West section of the BDS and the Terracing. While away fans will be located in sections 7 and 8 in the East side of the BDS. To gain entry to the BDS stand - Home supporters should use turnstiles 1 & 2 while away fans should use turnstile 4. Entry to the Oakbank Terrace will be via turnstiles 16 & 17 only. Please note that due to red zone restrictions etc there will be no movement between the stand and terrace so please take care to use the correct turnstiles.

Turnstiles will be open for spectator entry at 1815 to ease congestion at the turnstiles.

Entry is by ticket only. The Arena ticket office is open from 1700 and the BDS Stand ticket office open from 1730. Please note that the BDS Stand ticket office is CASH ONLY. Spectators are requested to bring the correct ticket money with them. This will ease pressure on the ticket office. Should you wish to pay by card you should purchase your ticket from the ticket office within the Arena.

Pricing for this game will be as follows:

Adults - £15

OAP/Concessions/Students & 16-21-year olds: £8

Under 16 walk-up tickets: £5

Accessible pricing on the usual basis also applies.

Pre-School Kids: FREE

All spectators are requested to remain in position as much as possible to minimize the potential for Covid transmission. It is still compulsory for people to wear facing coverings in enclosed spaces in Scotland, therefore all fans must wear face coverings in enclosed areas such as concourse areas and toilets. If you don’t have a mask, then you will be denied entry to these areas. If you are exempt from wearing a mask you must provide proof of exemption.

Car parking will be available to all spectators within the Queen of the South Arena car park. 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 as drop off. Supporters buses including minibuses will not be allowed to park in the Arena car park.

As far as we are aware 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.

The catering outlets within the supporter’s areas of the ground will also be open for use. And the bar under the main stand has now reopened and will be open to both sets of supporters’ pre-match.

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.

With the match live on the BBC ALBA we will not be providing a stream.

The club shop located in the Arena will be open ahead of kick off where you can purchase our club merchandise.

Tomorrow’s match kicks off at 7.30 pm.