Last updated : 04 November 2005 By Footymad Previewer
Stuart Lovell
After the dramatic events of the last few days with the departure of Iain Scott, it's time to rally the troops and hopefully Stuart Lovell can pick a winning formation to face Clyde. Lovell was speaking on Radio Solway this morning and he indicated that if Queens were to take all three points they would have to take risks. This means he will pick an attacking formation which may leave us open for the counter attack. Clyde manager Roberts has worked wonders in rebuilding his team more or less from scratch and this will be a tough fixture for Queens under the circumstamces. This will be a difficult one to forecast as we just don't know how the players will react to the turmoil of the last few days. The fans as expected will play a part and a larger than usual attendance is expected tomorrow so here's hoping for a welcome three points. Eric Paton will be presented with a trophy before the kick-off to mark his 100th appearance for Queens which in fact was against Brechin at Glebe Park. Chairman Davie Rae is also due on West Sound Radio at around 2pm tomorrow.

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History of the Queen of the South v Clyde fixture
Queen o.t.S. prepare to entertain Clyde at Palmerston Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 57 games played, The Doonhamers have recorded 28 wins, and Clyde have come away with 18 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Palmerston Park was less than a year ago, in March 2005, with Clyde inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the The Doonhamers in a Scottish Division One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 27 AugClyde1 - 0Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2004/2005Sat 12 MarClyde0 - 1Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2004/2005Wed 02 MarQueen o.t.S.0-1ClydeSCD1
2004/2005Sat 30 OctClyde2 - 0Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2004/2005Sat 28 AugQueen o.t.S.0 - 1ClydeSCD1
2003/2004Sat 03 AprClyde2 - 0Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2003/2004Wed 10 MarQueen o.t.S.1 - 2ClydeSCD1

Recent respective form guides

Queen of the South's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While The Doonhamers have scored 4, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

Clyde's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Bully Wee's have scored 12 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 14.

Queen o.t.S. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 7 points from 12 matches. Clyde's 19 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Palmerston Park for the The Doonhamers and the Madmen are unable to see past Clyde claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Queen o.t.S.6 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Clyde6 games since last defeat.