Stark tells players to prepare for Derby Day Duel
Stark, who was recently been linked with the vacant Queen Of The South job, said "With it being a local derby there are going to be duels all over the park. It is up to us to impose ourselves. They are a team of youngsters who will make it difficult"
Queen's will want to make it four wins in a row over Rovers. Two of them were in March last season at Cliftonhill. On a rearranged Tuesday night game four second half goals crushed Rovers. Mark Ferry, Frankie Carroll (2) and a stunning lob by Paul Harvey secured victory. Three weeks later Queen's returned to Coatbridge and won 2-1, two first half own goals deciding the match even though Rovers scored late on, and, Queen's also won 3-1 against Rovers this season at Hampden. Mark Ferry (2) and Bryan Felvus with the goals.
Queen's are without Paul Harvey & Damiano Agostini, while Stuart Kettlewell faces a late fitness test.