Match Preview v Kilmarnock (H) - 8th Jan

We have our second home game in the space of a week tomorrow as we welcome Kilmarnock to Palmerston for our latest cinch Championship fixture.

There is huge interest in the game with it being Derek McInnes’ first game in charge of the visitors as he makes a return to management, but in need of the points, we will be out to spoil his debut. This will be our third meeting of the season and after the first two games, it’s the Rugby Park side who have the upper hand with two wins from two.

The last time they visited Palmerston, our first home game of the campaign, Jason Naismith scored in the 91st minute to take all three points back up the road. While in October, with Tommy Wright still in charge, Oli Shaw’s double had the hosts two – nil up within the hour before Callum Hendry scored in the 90th minute and Chris Burke rounded off the scoring two minutes into stoppage time in their 4 – 0 victory.

Looking ahead to tomorrow, Manager Allan Johnston said “The Hamilton game wasn’t the start to the new year that we wanted. I didn’t think there was much between the teams early on but we were up against it after the penalty decision and the red card and it became a difficult afternoon.

We are still hampered by Covid and injuries as we go into the game against Kilmarnock. We will also be without Willie through suspension and Innes as he can’t play against his parent club so it’s not ideal but the players that are available will give it everything.

Our last game at home against Kilmarnock was a closely contested one and we should’ve taken something from it. Hopefully we can give a similar performance and start picking up the points that we need.”.

Supporters Information

Due to the current restrictions on the number of those who can attend live events in Scotland, entry is by pre-supplied ticket only. All the tickets have been allocated and all successful applicants should have received a confirmation email.

There will be no tickets available on the day, so please do not attend if you have not been allocated a ticket.

Supporters will be located in the BDS Digital (East) Stand sections 1 -5 and the Oakbank Terrace. Entry to the stadium will be via BDS Turnstiles 1 and 2 only. Please do not try and enter the ground via turnstiles 16 and 17 or the West Stand as no access can be gained from those turnstiles. All tickets allocated are for home supporters only and anyone found to be inside the ground who shouldn’t be will be ejected from the stadium with no refund given.

Turnstiles will be open for spectator entry from 1345.

As per Scottish Government guidance it is requested that you wear a mask whilst within the ground. Please remember it is compulsory to wear a mask in all indoor areas unless exempt.

All spectators are requested to carry out a lateral flow test before attending at the stadium and do not attend if the test proves positive or you are showing signs of infection.

Social distancing will be reintroduced with a social distance of 1m in place.

The catering outlet and toilets for all supporters will be available for use in the BDS Stand home concourse only. The lounge bar in the West Stand will be open as normal and will offer refreshments before kick-off.

For those who have a ticket for the game, car parking will be available within the Queen of the South Arena car park. Please leave distance between your car and others.

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.

The club shop located in the Arena will be open from 1pm until kick off where you can purchase our club merchandise.

For those who are not able to attend the match in person we are still offering a live stream of the game on QOSTV. The stream will be free for non-attending season ticket holders or as a pay per view at a fee of £10 to others. To buy PPV you’ll need to register an account before purchasing or viewing games. We would ask anyone considering watching Saturday’s game to register as soon as possible. Once you are logged in, you should see a purchase details under "Next Match", if you don’t, make sure you've clicked the "CONTINUE" button after logging in.

Click on the "PayPal Payments" icon to go to the PayPal page and pay for the match. You do not need a PayPal account, to pay with a debit or credit card, click on the "Pay by Debit or Credit Card" on the PayPal page.

Once you have paid, you will receive a confirmation email.

Spectators in England should note that this game does not fall under the UEFA ban and therefore CAN be booked for a live stream.

Tomorrow’s match kicks off at 3pm.