Hearts draw fantastic chance but Cowden comes first

Last updated : 24 August 2005 By Andyboy

Queen's Park manager Billy Stark reckons the home draw against Hearts at Hampden in the CIS Cup 2nd Round is a 'fantastic opportunity' but knows that Saturday's league match against Cowdenbeath comes first.

The Queen's manager said "Hearts are the form side of the SPL right now and this a fantastic opportunity for our boys to go out and test themselves against a side with european ambitions. However, before that we have a league match against Cowdenbeath tommorow that will test us to the full. But, we are going into that after a good win at East Stirling, having scored three goals - so confidence should be high"

Manager Billy Stark has a few injury worries going into the game against Cowden, Alan Trouten (appendix) & Stephen Canning (leg) are out while Stuart Kettlewell & Richard Bowers are doubts after missing Tuesday night's game at Firs Park.

P.S: Another reminder that this game at Central Park is set to kick off at 2.00pm