It will however be a massive task by Chisolm's inconsistent Queens who continue to be plagued by injury and other problems. Striker O'connor will be a doubtful starter due to his dislike of the plastic surface but new signing Ryan McCann goes straiight into the squad.
Chisolm has had the full squad in for training today so the team will be well prepared although perhaps Accies will have too much strike power for the Doonhamers. As usual there will be no lack of support for Queens including three Travel Club buses making the short journey up the M74.
Queen o.t.S. face a trip to Hamilton Academical at New Douglas Park on Wednesday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 46 games played, The Doonhamers have recorded 14 wins, and Hamilton Ac. have come away with 18 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, the Accies carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory 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:|
|2007/2008||Sat 03 Nov||Queen o.t.S.||2 - 1||Hamilton Ac.||SCD1|
|2007/2008||Sat 18 Aug||Hamilton Ac.||1 - 0||Queen o.t.S.||SCD1|
|2006/2007||Tue 03 Apr||Queen o.t.S.||1 - 1||Hamilton Ac.||SCD1|
|2006/2007||Sat 10 Feb||Hamilton Ac.||2 - 2||Queen o.t.S.||SCD1|
|2006/2007||Sat 09 Dec||Queen o.t.S.||1 - 1||Hamilton Ac.||SCD1|
|2006/2007||Sat 30 Sep||Hamilton Ac.||1 - 1||Queen o.t.S.||SCD1|
|2005/2006||Sat 25 Mar||Hamilton Ac.||0 - 2||Queen o.t.S.||SCD1|
Recent respective form guides
Hamilton Academical are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. The Accies have scored 8 and conceded 0 during this period.
Queen o.t.S. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the The Doonhamers, and 8 goals against.
Hamilton Ac. are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division One, with their 19 games giving them a return of 41 points. Queen o.t.S. see themselves just below half way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division One, showing a record of 23 points from their 19 games played so far,
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Queen o.t.S. have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Hamilton Ac. may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win
|Hamilton Ac.||Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Queen o.t.S.||Last drawn game 6 outings ago.|