Queen of the South v ICTFC
Saturday 17th November
Palmerston Park, Dumfries
Referee: Greg Aitken Assistants: Stuart Stevenson and Alan Grainger
The Manager: John Robertson
“The run of draws has been a bigger issue for the media than it has been for us, we are going into every game trying to win and against Partick we deservedly did. You can see the result has given the players a big lift.”
“I don’t think the players have had anywhere near the credit they deserve for the 24 match club record unbeaten run because of the really unique and strange run of draws. They’ve been flying in training this week, they’ve got an extra edge to them and we look forward to another tough away match.”
“The unbeaten run is very special, you look at the previous managers here, Terry Butcher achieved 21 matches in this league, Steve Paterson achieved 22 in the third Division, and to break that is very special. The players deserve enormous credit, it’s been tremendous and they’ve all played their part.
“There have been games that we’ve struggled in and our defence and goalkeeper have been outstanding. There have also been games where our attack have gone and won the match for us, like last Saturday.”
The same squad will be available from last week’s 1-0 win over Partick Thistle, with Carl Tremarco, Angus Beith and Shaun Rooney out injured
Queen of the South currently sit 6th and four points behind the Caley Jags. Queens ended a run of two losses last week as they secured a point against Ayr Utd at Somerset Park. Queens possess the Championship top scorer in Stephen Dobbie as he as hit 13 league goals this season in 13 league games. The last meeting between the sides was back in September at the Caledonian Stadium, with the match ending goalless.
Head-to-head: Queen of the South Wins- 8 Draws- 7 ICTFC Wins- 13
ICTFC (V Partick Th): Ridgers, Mckay, McCart, Donaldson, Chalmers, Trafford, Welsh, Polworth, Doran, Welsh, Oakley (White 68’)
QOTS (V Ayr Utd): Martin, Doyle, Fordyce, Marshall, Semple, Harkins (Bell 90’), Jacobs, Todd (Stirling 65’), Norman (Murray 81’), Dobbie, Dykes.
Admission Prices: Adult- £18 Concessions (Over 65s, students, 16-21 year olds)- £10 Junior (under 16)- £5
Tickets must be purchased from the away ticket office at Palmerston, not at the gate.
The ICT Supporters Travel Club are running a bus to this game, book through their Facebook page HERE or by texting your name to 07462218717. The Bus leaves from the Caley Social Club at 8:30am and from the Caledonian Stadium at 8:45am