Nicholl Confident Of Success Against Queens

Last updated : 21 August 2010 By QUEENS MAD

COWDENBEATH boss Jimmy Nicholl is hoping that Queen of the South's confidence will be low after their dodgy start to the league season.

With this game delayed for 24 hours due to a major Stock Car event, the Central Park boss can't wait for the action to start.

He said: "Queens have lost their opening two league games so maybe it will have knocked them out of their stride a wee bit.

"I would like to see us stay in the top half of the table as long as possible and in order to do that we have to beat them - and I don't think that is beyond us."

Meanwhile, Queens boss Kenny Brannigan has called for his men to get their act together at the back in order to get their campaign off and running.

The Palmerston boss feels last weekend's defeat by Raith was unacceptable and insists an improvement tomorrow is a priority.

He said: "Against Raith we were terrible defensively. It was a multitude of errors and to be honest our front line wasn't very impressive either.

"It was the worst we've played this season and we'll have to step up our game at Cowdenbeath.

"Personally, I'm not a lover of Sunday football but we don't have an option on this occasion and we'll be ready to fight for three points."