Last updated : 20 January 2006 By Duke of Galloway
Queens new striker
Ian McCall and his team head off this afternoon on their fiirst on the way to the Highland to face Ross County on Saturday.Queens sooner or later must turn the corner and it could be on Saturday. Queens have a good record at Victoria Park and with new strikers Mullen and Weir available it may be a pleasant day in the Highlands for Queens. Meanwhile Ian McCall has been so impressed by the Queens support in recent matches that he has indicated he would like to remain at Palmerston for the long term which is good news for the fans. The turnout of nearly 700 Queens fans at Douglas Park on Tuesday evening was quite remarkable under the circumstances and one wonders what the support will be once we start winning matches. The Doonhamers Travel Club again take great credit drumming up support even when the team are not doing well. The usual band of diehards will be boarding the bus in the early hours tommorow morning for the long trek to Dingwall and will no doubt be loooking forward to a few jars with locals in the Mallard Bar prior to kick-off. We have doubt one of the best band if supporters in Scottish Football and the amount of goodwill they generate with other clubs is sometimes overlooked. They deserve some reward tomorrow and let's hope we get our first away victory of the season and put some pressure on those Cleyholers.

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History of the Ross County v Queen of the South fixture

Queen o.t.S. face a trip to Ross County at Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 10 games played, The Doonhamers have recorded 3 wins, and Ross County have come away with 4 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline 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 26 NovQueen o.t.S.2 - 3Ross CountySCD1
2005/2006Sat 01 OctRoss County1 - 1Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2004/2005Sat 23 AprRoss County1 - 1Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2004/2005Sat 11 DecQueen o.t.S.1 - 0Ross CountySCD1
2004/2005Sat 23 OctRoss County1 - 0Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2004/2005Sat 07 AugQueen o.t.S.0 - 1Ross CountySCD1
2003/2004Sat 08 MayRoss County1 - 2Queen o.t.S.SCD1

Recent respective form guides

Ross County are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the County in those games, with 6 conceded.

The away form of Queen o.t.S. is pretty dire, losing every single one of the last six matches played! The Doonhamers have conceded 16 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Ross County's 37 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 4th position. Queen o.t.S. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 10 points from 22 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ross County6222948
Queen o.t.S.6033273

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the County, as the The Doonhamers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Ross County7 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Queen o.t.S.Lost each of the previous 7 away matches.
Not won in previous 14 away matches.
No win in the 15 most recent games.