Forfar Athletic v Queen’s Park

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The Spiders head north to take on Forfar at Station Park in our penultimate league match of the season. Those who have followed the club home and away this season may be breathing a sigh of relief that a long and difficult season is finally drawing to a close but it’s not quite over yet.

Queen’s might well hold the unwanted position of being bottom of the pile, but it’s still very much all to play for in the battle to avoid the drop with just goal difference keeping old foes Albion Rovers ahead in the relegation play-off spot. That gives Gus’ a glimmer of hope should we get much needed results in the final two matches. Only time will tell on that one but it wouldn’t be unlike the Spiders to do things the hard way, especially this season.

Ahead of the Forfar clash the club media team spoke to the gaffer to get his thoughts and he had this to say: “We go into the game knowing it’s very much still all to play for. We know that it will be a very tough game against a good Forfar side and the players know what is expected of them.

“Forfar will undoubtedly prove to be difficult opponents given how well Jim Weir has done since taking over. He recruited well and that’s allowed them to achieve their target of staying in the league with two games remaining and credit is due to them in that regard.

“With their safety secured the game now takes on a greater significance for ourselves and it’s vital that we apply ourselves in the right manner. We set the standard in the second half of last Saturday’s game and that’s the level we need to try and reach again tomorrow.

“We need to play with a similar tempo and intensity and take chances when they come our way. The onus is on us to take something from the game and I believe that should we reach the standards that we have shown previously, we’ll give ourselves a very good chance of doing that.”

On the squad front the gaffer confirmed that he has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the match, indicating that he will have the same squad at his disposal to that which he had at Starks Park a week ago.

The opposition: The Loons are currently eight in the table and after a combination of results going their way last Saturday, secured their League One status for next season.

Head to head: Played 114; Queen’s Park 43; Draw 30; Forfar Athletic 41.

Last matches: 14/04/2018 Raith Rovers 2-0 Queen’s Park; Forfar Athletic 0-1 Alloa Athletic.

Previous meetings this season: 14/10/2017 Queen’s Park 1-1 Forfar Athletic; 23/12/2017 Forfar Athletic 0-3 Queen’s Park; 24/02/2018 Queen’s Park 2-2 Forfar Athletic.

Recent form: Queen’s Park – DWLDLL; Forfar Athletic WLWLWL.

Top scorers: Queen’s Park – Adam Cummins (10); Forfar Athletic – Mark Millar (8).

Admission prices: Stand – Adults £13 and Concessions (Over 65s & Under 17s) £7. Ground – Adults £12 and Concessions (Over 65s & Under 17s) £6.

Match officials: Referee – Craig Napier. Assistants – Anthony Cooper and Daniel Graves.

Twitter: Live updates available via @QueensParkFC

Facebook: Get the team lines pre match as well as goal, half time and full time score updates

QPTV: Post match interview with Gus MacPherson will be available via our YouTube channel around an hour after the final whistle. You can access QPTV here YouTube QPTV

Other League One fixtures: Albion Rovers v East Fife; Arbroath v Airdrieonians; Stranraer v Raith Rovers; Alloa Athletic v Ayr United (Sunday at 16:10).

Our next match: v Arbroath at Hampden on Saturday 28th April. Kick off 3.00pm.