After two matches on the road, and many miles covered, the Spiders return to Hampden to welcome Peter Murphy’s Annan Athletic to the National Stadium.
After defeat to League Leaders Cove last Saturday and a frustrating goalless 90 minutes at Glebe Park on Wednesday night, Ray McKinnon will be looking to get his squad back to winning ways, however that will be no easy task against an Annan side who ended a six game winless run last Saturday and who will have play off aspirations of their own.

The club media team spoke to the gaffer on the eve of the game, and looking ahead to it McKinnon said: “It’s another hugely important game for us and it’s one which we go into in a confident frame of mind and very much looking forward to.

“It’s our home game and we know the onus is on us to take the game to Annan. We know they’ll be a tough opposition, no game at this level is easy, but we know how we want to go about our business.
“Despite the defeat to Cove and the draw at Brechin midweek, I feel the boys have been playing very well and it’s important that we take that into the game at Hampden. I felt on Wednesday night we controlled spells of the game, looked good going forward but ultimately never executed the chances that we did create. The focus going forward now is to start taking more of our chances and discover that killer touch in front of goal.
“I couldn’t be critical of the boys though, since I’ve come in the team has worked extremely hard and shown a real desire to get us to where we want to be.
“We now go into the Annan game looking to build on the recent performances and results as we look to maintain the play off spot we have worked hard to get into.
“Injury wise ahead of the game I’m delighted to have had Craig Slater come through his first full 90 minutes at Brechin on Wednesday and also Ross MacLean, who made a substitute appearance in the game, back closer to full fitness. Nicky Jamieson missed out midweek with concussion, and although he has been making good progress, we’ll need to make a late call on whether or not he features. Alfie remains injured and will not feature in the squad.”

Stats Life

The opposition: The Galabankies go into the game on the back of a 2-1 home win over Albion Rovers last Saturday. That win ended a run of seven defeats on the bounce, a run that saw them score just three and concede 18. Peter Murphy’s side do however hold the upper hand in meetings of the sides this season having won both encounters.

Head to head: Played 36; Queen’s Park 10; Draw 7; Annan Athletic 19. Scored – Queen’s Park 46; Annan Athletic 60.

Previous meetings this season: 05/10/2019 Queen’s Park 1-2 Annan Athletic; 28/12/2019 Annan Athletic 3-2 Queen’s Park.

Last matches: 26/02/2020 Brechin City 0-0 Queen’s Park;  22/02/2020 Annan Athletic 2-1 Albion Rovers.

Recent form (all competitions): Queen’s Park DWWWLD; Annan Athletic LLLLLW.

Top scorers (all competitions): Queen’s Park – Salim Kouider-Aïssa (16); Annan Athletic – Tommy Muir (10).

Match officials: Referee – Steven Reid; Assistant Referees – Paul O’Neill and Andrew Bryson.

Admission: £5 for everyone.

Programme: Read our digital match programme for the match HERE.

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QPTV: Post match reaction from the manager and a player will be available shortly after the match. Highlights to follow on Sunday morning on our YouTube channel.

Other League Two matches: Albion Rovers v Elgin City; Brechin City v Stirling Albion; Cowdenbeath v Edinburgh City; Stenhousemuir v Cove Rangers.

Next match: 07/03/2020 v Stenhousemuir at Ochilview. Kick off 3.00pm.