Queens Hope To Get Back In Action Against The Staggies

Last updated : 31 January 2011 By Queens MAD

It`s looking good for tomorrow night and, all being well, the Queens v Ross County match should go ahead as scheduled... Writes Bill Goldie on Queen's Official website.

The weather forecast is encouraging so league football should be back at Palmerston Park after a lengthly absence.

Says Kenny Brannigan, "It`s not before time as we haven`t had a home league fixture since mid-November.

"I`ve been in football for a long time and I can`t recall it ever being as bad as this. "We`ve had no fewer that eight matches postponed so I only hope we can get back playing on a regular basis again.

"It`s what the club wants, it`s what the players want and it`s what I myself want.

"We`ve as strong a starting XI as any side in the league but we do lack strength in depth. A couple of wins would get us right back up there in the hunt and keep our hopes alive.

"We`ve got Ross County tomorrow night and our target is another three points. We beat them 3-0 here at Palmerston in early season and drew 1-1 up at Dingwall back in October, so we have a good record against them.

"But they now have a new manager on board and it can often be a case of `all change`.

"Our last outing was up at Falkirk and we won convincingly 3-0 so we just want to carry on where we left off. What we must guard against is any kind of negativity.

"My biggest concern is suspensions and injuries. With a full squad we`re as good as any side in the league and we`re also in a better position than most with `games in hand`.

"Both Bob Harris and David Lilley are suspended so I just hope that Craig Reid and Stephen McKenna come through the next few games without picking up any `bookings`.

"We`ve got Dundee down here on Saturday but we`ll be taking one game at a time. All we want is the weather is to remain mild and allow us to caught up on our fixtures".

They`ve been rumours in the Sunday press that former St Johnstone midfielder Martin Hardie may be joining Queens. But Kenny Brannigan stated, "He has been training with us and I would like to have him on board, but the finances just aren`t there."