League Leaders At Palmerston

Last updated : 08 April 2010 By Queens MAD

From Queens Official Site

Queens have table topping Caley Thistle as visitors on Saturday and they'll be in a confident mood after opening up a seven point gap between themselves and Dundee. They also boast six 'shut-outs' in seven games so Kenny Brannigan knows the task we face.

Their last visit to Palmerston was a real battle with both striker Richie Foran and manager Terry Butcher 'sent off'.

But Kenny is only focussing on extending our four game unbeaten run and adding three valuable points to our tally.

Said the manager, "They've just opened up a big lead at the top over Dundee and are 'flying' at the moment. But they're certainly not unbeatable. We have home advantage and the boys are really up for it. We're after a victory to keep us in contention at the top of the table.

"Caley Thistle are there on merit after a tremendous run, but they're not unbeatable. I have a game plan and I like nothing better than challenging the best--that's what football's all about.

"It was real sickener to lose another late goal at Ross County last night following the one at Morton, as we could well have had four more points in the bag. At times I wonder where the referees get all those added minutes from. Had they blown that bit earlier we'd now be sitting with four more points and third in the table.

"I felt that Jordan McMillan's sending-off last night was unjustified for it wasn't as if it was the 'last man' he tackled. There was about five players behind him. But there's not much going for us at the moment.

"My biggest problem now is getting a team on the park for Saturday. Our skipper David Lilley is still suspended, Jordan McMillan will also miss out after that 'red card' while Jamie Adams and a couple of others are nursing injuries. David Hutton is also sidelined but I must say that Scott Fox came in and played a 'blinder' and made some amazing saves. We even had big 'Ludo' on the bench for cover".

Bill Goldie