Queens Skipper Out For Four Weeks

Last updated : 13 January 2011 By Queens MAD


This Saturday Queens face Falkirk and, as we all know, it`s always a hard place to go.. writes Bill Goldie in the Queens Official Website

We`ve only managed two wins up there since they moved to their new stadium at Westfield eight years ago after vacating Brockville.

In March 2004 we triumphed 2-0 and it was our first win over the `Bairns` up there for 25 years.

However, another memorable one was when we beat them 2-1 to put a wee damper on their promotion party in May 2005 with David McNiven netting the winner.

More recently we lost out in both the Co-operative Cup and Scottish Cup at Westfield in season 2008-09, so a win up there would act as a big boost following Tuesday night`s disappointment.

Added manager Kenny Brannigan, "It`s never easy at Falkirk it`s always a hard place to go. Obviously I`d love to win but I`d gladly take a draw.

"I`ve only 12 fully fit players so we`ll have to go up there and try to `stop them playing`.

"There`s not too many changes I can make as numbers are gradually dwindling.

"David Lilley is our latest casualty. He`s got a groin injury which has gone down to his thigh and he could be sidelined for about three to four weeks. Losing our skipper is a major blow and I think it`s training on hard surfaces that`s brought it on.

"Lee Robinson has now left Palmerston but we`re fortunate to have David Hutton and Roddy McKenzie as cover."

"Football`s all about getting results. I`ve been 30 years in the game and have been involved with no fewer than 17 clubs. But I can`t remember a winter as bad as this."

PS Sean O`Connor has now been released from Queen of the South and Annan Athletic are now favourites to sign him. The `big man` has made 191 first team appearances for Queens and netted 51 goals. So `good luck` Sean.