Match Preview - Queen's Park vs Alloa Athletic

Last updated : 06 August 2007 By Andyboy
The CIS Cup of 2006/07 will always be fondly remembered by Queen's Park fans after the scalps of Hamilton Accies and Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen were taken in their run to the Third Round which was ended by a 3-0 loss to another SPL side, Motherwell. No doubt, that Queen's will be looking to make a simliliar impact on the competition this season, to do that however we must defeat Second Division rivals Alloa tomorrow night.

Athletic, managed by Allan Maitland currently sit top of the league after one game as they hammered Peterhead 4-1 on Saturday away at Balmoor Stadium. Hitman Graeme Brown netted a hat trick in the North East and he will have to watched by Queen's defence tomorrow night, a similiar job to the one which kept out Brechin's highly rated frontline of Iain Russell and Martin Johnstone would no doubt go down a treat with the Spiders faithful.

That solid defensive show helped Queen's Park to a 3-0 win over City on Saturday, Stephen Canning also impressed and he netted an early contender for QP's Goal Of The Season award. Alan Trouten also got a brace of penalties to round off the scoring and set Queen's in the best of stead ahead of the match.

Queen's will come up against ex Queen's favourite Ross Clark who left Hampden to join Alloa prior to season 2006/07. Clark played 119 times for the Hoops scoring on 13 occasions from midfield but he will be looking to end Queen's involvement in the competition tomorrow night at The National Stadium.

This is the first time the two sides have met in almost ten years. The last occasion was in the Scottish League Third Division all the way back in March 1998, when Queen's drew 1-1 with the Wasps at Hampden Park. Jim Mercer gave Graeme Elder's side the lead before ex Gretna man Martin Cameron levelled on the hour to earn a point for the Clackmannanshire side.

Queen's will be without forward Robert Dunn who is still suffering from a calf injury while midfield dynamo Paul Cairney is a doubt after limping out of the win over Brechin at the weekend.

Probable Queen's Park Line Up: Mark Cairns, Paul Paton, Mick Dunlop, Richard Sinclair, Damiano Agostini, Alan Trouten, Stuart Kettlewell, Tony Quinn, Paul Ronald, Stephen Canning, Mark Ferry

On form Stephen Canning netted against Partick Thistle and Brechin City in previous weeks, he'll look to continue this form tomorrow night.