ICTFC are looking to get their league campaign back on track again after defeat at Dumbarton last weekend.
It started well for the Caley Jags as Connor Bell opened the scoring in a dominant first-half display but Dumbarton scored twice in the second half through Froxylias and Wardrop to seal the three points for the home side.
Referee : Euan Anderson - Assistants : Douglas Ross and Kevin McElhinney
John Robertson said in the build up to the match: “It's going to be tough, Queens are always a team that are there or there abouts when it comes to the play-off positions, they’ve been involved in it on a couple of occasions. They’ve got a situation that we’re trying to get to, in the respect that the majority of the players there are Championship battle hardened players.”
“They know what it’s all about and they know how to get results, they know how to get to positions that they want to be in and they have a very dangerous front three in Kane, Lyle and Dobbie so we’re going to have to be wary about that.”
“As I say, we’ve got to continue to play the way we are with the ball and improve when we’ve not got the ball. If we do that then we are more than capable of winning this match.”
Queen of the South are managed by former Hearts and Everton player, Gary Naysmith and they currently sit 6th in the Championship table with 10 points from their opening 7 games.
Naysmith was a part of the 1998 Hearts team that won the Scottish Cup and is a former teammate of ICTFC boss John Robertson.
Queens have notable players in their ranks including James McFadden, Stephen Dobbie and former ICTFC player John Rankin, who captains the side.
ICTFC : Gary Warren is out due to suspension. Daniel Mackay, 16 years old, will be involved in the squad again after impressing in the reserves. Same squad that faced Dumbarton should be fit for selection.
QoS : Dan Carmichael is a doubt for Queens.
Head to Head : ICTFC Wins - 11: Draws - 4 : QoS Wins - 8
Last Meeting : Queen of the South 1-3 ICTFC (10th April 2010)
ICTFC won the last meeting between sides 3-1 as they closed in on the First Division title back in 2010. A double from Adam Rooney and a goal from Grant Munro sealed the win for ICTFC after Willie McLaren opened the scoring for the home side.
|L||Dumbarton (A) 1-2||L||St Mirren (A) 1-3|
|L||Livingston (H) 1-3||L||Morton (H) 1-2|
|L||St Mirren (A) 4-2||D||Livingston (A) 2-2|
|W||Aberdeen U20s (A) 4-2||W||Berwick Rangers (A) 5-0|
|W||Brechin City (A) 4-0||W||Falkirk (A) 4-1|
|D||Morton (H) 1-1||W||Dumbarton (H) 1-0|
ICTFC (V Dumbarton) : Fon Williams, Mckay, Warren, Donaldson, Chalmers, Trafford, Vigurs, Polworth, Bell, Tremarco (Mulraney 79), Oakley (Baird 87)
QoS (V St Mirren) : Martin, Fordyce, Brownlie (Tapping 63), Kerr, Marshall, Rooney, Rankin Jacobs, Dykes (Kane 63), Dobbie, Lyle (McFadden 73)