March 30, 2013
Champions look for same again
Team Stat Comparison
|Queen of the South||Brechin City|
|Goals for *||2.3||1.6|
|Goals against *||0.5||1.6|
|Last 5 home||D-W-W-W-W||W-L-D-W-L|
|Last 5 away||W-W-L-W-W||W-L-L-L-W|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Queen of the South | Brechin City|
Queen of the South host Brechin City just three days after a 6-0 success against the Glebe Park men clinched the Second Division title.
And the Doonhamers include Daniel Orsi in their squad after he completed his loan spell at Annan.
Ian McShane remains out with a hip problem with player/manager Allan Johnston not planning many changes despite the league being won.
Johnston explained: "This game will be really difficult as they will be out to make up for Wednesday night. They are a good side who have given us problems before.
"We have the Ramsdens Cup Final next weekend and there are places in that game available so there is plenty to play for. Wednesday was terrific but I do not want us to fall flat now.
Brechin boss Ray McKinnon has defensive problems for his side's trip as Gerry McLauchlan is suspended following his dismissal in Wednesday's defeat.
Ewan Moyes picked up an ankle injury in that game and he joins Jonny Brown (ankle) and Craig Molloy (knee) in missing out.
McKinnon said: "We are really short of bodies for a game that is all about character and reaction from my players. After turning our season around by being solid defensively I was astounded by the goals they lost the other night. They were horrendous.
"It is a big ask to pick ourselves up but the guys had been magnificent for me up until Wednesday and I am sure they will be again."