Next up for the Spiders is the longest away trip of the season as we head up the A90 to take on Peterhead. It’s been more than two and half years since we last visited Balmoor and the only survivors from the squad that day still at the club are Messrs Gibson, McVey and Burns. It’s been a venue that Queen’s have traditionally struggled at but with two big wins under our belt in the last fortnight, the Spiders head north with genuine cause for optimism.
Ahead of the trip to Peterhead the club media team spoke to gaffer Gus MacPherson to get his thoughts on last week’s cup success , and the task ahead.
Gus described the 2-0 win over Morton as “excellent” before going on to say: “I was delighted with the win last Saturday. I felt that from the first to the last minute the team worked extremely hard against what was a very decent Morton side who had only lost one of nine competitive games prior to last week.”
Looking ahead to the Peterhead match an upbeat Gaffer added: “We’re in the middle of a very tough run of fixtures and to be going into this game with wins against Livingston and Morton behind us is extremely pleasing.
“We now face another two of the toughest games possible in Peterhead away and then Alloa at home, but given the very positive start we have made to the season so far, we will go into the match at Balmoor in a good frame of mind.
“We know that Peterhead will provide a tough test. They have a squad that possesses a lot of experience and quality but it’s a game we very much look forward to.”
There was positive news on the squad front with the gaffer confirming that both Willie Muir and Liam Brown have been added to the party having missed out last week due to ineligibility and injury.
The opposition: The Blue Toon currently sit bottom of League having picked up just one point from their opening four matches. They lost their opening match of the season 4-0 away to current league leaders Alloa before a going down 3-0 at home to East Fife the following week. A 2-2 draw against Albion Rovers at Cliftonhill followed before a 1-0 defeat away to Stranraer a fortnight ago.
Head to head: Played 42; Queen’s Park 9; Draw 10; Peterhead 23.
Last meeting of the sides: 14/11/2015 – Queen’s Park 1 – 2 Peterhead
Recent form: Queen’s Park LWWDWW; Peterhead LLWDLL
Match officials: Referee – Stephen Finnie. Assistants – Stuart Stevenson and Ben Dempster.
Admission prices: Ground: Adults £12, Concessions £2, U12’s free. Main Stand/East Stand: Adults £14, Concessions £2 and U12’s £2.
PLEASE NOTE: Peterhead FC operate a TICKET ONLY system at the turnstiles. Queen’s Park supporters are requested to arrive at Balmoor in sufficient time to purchase their tickets from the PFC Ticket Office which is located directly outside the main entrance.
Twitter: Live updates available via @QueensParkFC
Matchday information: Please note that there are currently major roadworks on the A90 north of Aberdeen heading towards Peterhead, including average speed cameras and temporary traffic lights. All supporters are asked to make allowances in their journey for potential delays.
Other League 1 fixtures: Albion Rovers v Stenhousemuir; Alloa Athletic v Livingston; Brechin City v Airdrieonians; East Fife v Stranraer.
Our next match: 17/09/16 v Alloa Athletic at Hampden, kick off 3pm.