Queen's Park vs Albion Rovers - Preview

The Spiders fresh on the back of success at Arbroath and victories at home to Elgin and Berwick in the past three weeks, go into the clash against our "derby" rivals highly confident.

Rovers recent form has baffled most supporters, but they have finally managed to find some constintency in their results. Last weekend saw Jim Chapman's side knock 3 past Montrose in a 3-1 win with the previous week's match a 2-2 draw away at leaders East Fife.

Queen's victory pushed us into 3rd place in the league on 20 points, joint with 2nd placed Dumbarton and 9 behind The Fifers. Rovers sit in eighth ahead only of East Stirlingshire and Elgin and 2 points behind 7th placed Montrose.

In the one meeting between the sides this season, a Spiders side who had just knocked Aberdeen out of the CIS Cup were held to a 1-1 draw at Cliftonhill, Joe Savage's late goal nicking a point for Rovers.

LAST MEETING
Albion Rovers 1 (Joe Savage 90)
Queen's Park 1 (David Weatherston 56)
August 26th 2006 - SFL Third Division - Cliftonhill Stadium, Coatbridge

Mark Cairns, Paul Paton, Mick Dunlop, Damiano Agostini, Jonny Whelan, Alan Trouten, Stuart Kettlewell, Tony Quinn, Paul Ronald (Steven Canning), David Weatherston (Robert Dunn), Mark Ferry

TEAM NEWS
Shaun Molloy (hamstring), Frankie Carroll (knee) and Robert Dunn remain out for the Spiders while Richard Bowers joins them on the sidelines. Richard Sinclair, QP Mad man of the match against Berwick, is doubtful.

LIKELY LINE UP
XI: Mark Cairns, Paul Paton, Mick Dunlop, Steven Reilly, Damiano Agostini, Alan Trouten, Stuart Kettlewell, Tony Quinn, Paul Ronald, David Weatherston, Mark Ferry

SUBS: David Crawford, Jonny Whelan, Tommy Murray, Steven Canning, Paul Cairney