Queen's Park vs Montrose - Preview

Injury ravaged Queen's Park will line up against Montrose at Hampden Park tomorrow in a game Spiders must win to push themselves up the league table.

Spiders, currently sit 9th in the league table and are without THREE centre backs as they take on the Gable Endies who are riding high in 4th place after a 1-0 victory over table topping East Fife at Links Park last week.

After heavy pre season spending funded by businessman Kenny Black, their are big expectations for this campaign as new manager David Roberston looks to guide them to promotion.

The signing of good quality lower league strikers in Peterhead's Scott Michie and Dumbarton's Andy Rodgers has made them a force to be reckoned with in and around the opposition penalty box while the capture of highly rated Elgin defender Stuart Cumming has made them harder to breach at the back.

Last season, Queen's found the Links Park hard to break down as they shared the spoils on two occasions. Montrose shocked Spiders by 3-0 at Hampden in December and in September a David Weatherston wonder goal secured a hard fought 1-0 win at Links.

LAST MEETING
Queen's Park 2
(Paul Harvey 26, Bryan Felvus 51)
Montrose 2 (Greig Henslee 53, Stephen Fraser 81)
April 8th 2004 - SFL Third Division - Hampden Park

David Crawford (Mark Cairns), Paul Paton, Mick Dunlop, Stephen Reilly, Richard Sinclair, Ross Clark, David Weatherston, Tony Quinn, Bryan Felvus, Paul Harvey (Steven Canning), Mark Ferry (John Weir)

TEAM NEWS
Queen's are without defenders Stephen Reilly (groin), Richard Sinclair (calf) and Jonny Whelan (family commitments) while first choice goalkeeper Mark Cairns also has other commitments. Shaun Molloy is likely to return from a hamstring injury.

LIKELY LINE UP
XI: David Crawford, Paul Paton, Shaun Molloy, Mick Dunlop, Damiano Agostini, Steven Canning, Stuart Kettlewell, Robert Dunn, Frankie Carroll, David Weatherston, Mark Ferry

SUBS: Alexander Cowie, Alan Trouten, Jamie Dailly, Tony Quinn, Paul Ronald