Last updated : 13 January 2006 By The Duke of Galloway

Queens new on loan
(Edinburgh Evening News)
Queens can go into battle against Hamilton tomorrow with renewed confidence after the heartening news that there will be at least three new faces in the squad. Queens manager Ian McCall has secured the services of 21 year old Hearts striker Graham Weir on loan until the end of the season. The young Hearts player broke his leg recently and Hearts are happy to farm him out to Queens to regain his fitness. McCall has also signed 21 year old defender Sean Dillon from Kilmarnock and Ryan McStay a classy midfield player from Falkirk. Dillon is a strong left sided defender who can also bang them in from set peices. McStay you remember scored the goal last season which effectively gained the Bairns promotion. Queens just can't afford to lose tomorrow as defeat could result in dropping to the foot of the league if Brechin manage to overcome the Cleyholers at Glebe Park. If Queens have any chance to avoid the dreaded play-offs then the revival must start against Hamilton and beleive you me it wont be easy as the new players will take time to blend. There is also word on the streets that Sean O'Connor may even play for Queens tomorrow and further signing talk of an exciting young striker who impressed McCall in a recent trial match. This has been a depressing season for Queens fans so far and their loyalty deserves better and I hope for their sake we get something to cheer about tomorrow. Rumour has it that Duncan the Trombone player has been taking playing lessons during the week and may even give us a tune from the terraces on Saturday !

Come away the Queens !

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History of the Queen of the South v Hamilton Academical fixture

Queen o.t.S. prepare to entertain Hamilton Academical at Palmerston Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 42 games played, The Doonhamers have recorded 16 wins, and Hamilton Ac. have come away with 13 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Palmerston Park was earlier this season, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Scottish F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 07 JanQueen o.t.S.1-1Hamilton Ac.SFAC
2005/2006Sat 19 NovHamilton Ac.5 - 2Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2005/2006Sat 24 SepQueen o.t.S.1 - 2Hamilton Ac.SCD1
2004/2005Sat 19 MarHamilton Ac.1 - 1Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2004/2005Sat 01 JanQueen o.t.S.1 - 2Hamilton Ac.SCD1
2004/2005Sat 13 NovHamilton Ac.1 - 0Queen o.t.S.SCD1
2004/2005Sat 11 SepQueen o.t.S.1 - 1Hamilton Ac.SCD1

Recent respective form guides

Queen of the South need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While The Doonhamers have scored 6, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Hamilton Ac.'s away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Accies's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Queen o.t.S. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 9 points from 21 matches. Hamilton Ac. are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 38 points from 22 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Queen o.t.S.60242112
Hamilton Ac.63219711

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the The Doonhamers at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Accies come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Queen o.t.S.Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Not won in the 13 most recent games.
Hamilton Ac.Not won in previous 2 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.