Match Preview v Clyde (H) - 30th July 2022

With the group stages of the Premier Sports Cup over, we now turn our attention to the League One campaign and our opening fixture at home to Clyde. We last played the Bully Wee at Palmerston in 2018 in a league cup game, when after a goal-less first half, Stephen Dobbie scored a hat-trick to ease us to a 3 – 0 victory.

Looking ahead to the game manager Wullie Gibson said “We are all aware just how important a good start to the season is, so we want to get up and running with a victory.

We go into the game on the back of a decent League Cup group campaign that has given us a trip to Ibrox to look forward to but, that has to take a back seat as the league takes priority. The boys have set levels for themselves and it’s all about maintaining those standards and continuing to improve.

A return to the Championship as soon as possible is our aim, however, there are some big teams in league one this season so it’s going to be tough, but we are all looking forward to the challenge.

This weekend we welcome Clyde for the first fixture a side we haven’t faced for a while, so it brings some freshness to the game. It’s at home and I’ve said to the boys that there is no doubt that we need to be winning more of our home games to have a chance of achieving what we want. Our record at Palmerston in recent seasons hasn’t been good and we need to change that”.


Supporters Information

All restrictions have now been lifted. However, the risk of Covid is still high and we encourage spectators to remain in position as much as possible to minimize any transmission. It is no longer compulsory for people to wear facing coverings; however, we do encourage you to do so, especially in inside areas such as toilets.

The Alpha Solway stand, along with the West section of the BDS and the Oakbank Terracing will be open for home supporters. While away fans will be located in section 7 in the East side of the BDS.

To gain entry to the BDS stand – ALL supporters should use turnstiles 1 & 2. Entry to the Oakbank Terrace will be via turnstiles 16 & 17 only. Please note that there will be no general entry to the BDS Stand via the terracing so please make sure you enter the ground via the correct turnstiles.

Turnstiles will be open for spectator entry at 1345.

Entry is by ticket only. Tickets are now on sale for both home and away fans online via our new ticket partner TicketCo, using the link below:


Season Tickets:

Those who have already bought a season ticket and requested a plastic card should note that these have now been printed and are available to collect from the Club Shop.

For those who have not yet bought a season ticket but plan to do so, please note the following important timings:

Online purchases can be made at any time using this link - BUY SEASON TICKET ONLINE

Matchday Purchases in the Club Shop - season tickets will only be sold in the Club Shop until 2pm on Saturday matchdays.

Plastic Card Purchases - if you wish to buy a season ticket and a collect a plastic card before the Clyde game you must order your season ticket online before 11pm on Friday night

The email you receive with your season ticket, and QR code(s), is all you will need for the season. The same QR code(s) should be scanned in at each game.

TicketCo also has its own app, where you can store tickets for easy use or tickets can be added to other wallet apps. There’s more information here

Season Ticket Prices:

Adults: £285
Concessions: £160

Students & 16–21-year-olds:  £90
U16s (Junior Blues): FREE


Accessible Adult season tickets: £100 (including carer)

Accessible Students:  £100

Accessible Concessions: £56

Accessible 16–21-year-olds:  £56
U16s (Junior Blues): FREE


On the day prices for the game are:

Adults: £18
All Concessions (OAP/Students, 16–21-year-olds): £10
U16s: £5
All Accessible tickets: £8 (including carer)


Accessible Tickets for home and away fans include a carer ticket free of charge. When buying a ticket, please select one seat for the Accessible Ticket - the carers ticket will be allocated by the office after purchase. If you require a wheelchair space, these are marked on the seat map. The seat immediately behind the wheelchair spaces have already been reserved for carers.

Please note - all concessions and accessible ticket holders should bring proof of entitlement as this will be checked at the ground prior to entry.

Tickets will be available at the ground on the day of the game from the ticket office located within the QOS Arena which will open at 1230.

The only way to buy tickets in advance will be online.

Please note that tickets are not transferable or refundable.


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 Alpha Solway stand 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. We would like to remind supporters that letting off smoke devices is a criminal offence, and anyone found doing so will be referred to Police Scotland which may result in a custodial sentence. Not only is it against the law, it is extremely dangerous and a health hazard to other spectators. 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.


Supporters should note that we will no longer be providing a stream of matches this season.


The club shop located in the Arena will be open from 1300 until kick off where you can purchase our club merchandise.


Tomorrow’s match kicks off at 3 pm.