December 15, 2012
Spiders duo overcome illness
Team Stat Comparison
|Queen's Park||Elgin City|
|Goals for *||1.5||1.4|
|Goals against *||1.5||1.6|
|Last 5 home||L-W-L-D-L||W-L-W-W-L|
|Last 5 away||W-L-L-L-W||D-D-W-W-L|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Queen's Park | Elgin City|
Third place Queen's Park have Jamie Brough and Jamie Longworth available for Elgin's visit to Hampden.
The duo have been cleared to play after returning from illness and will look to help the Spiders close to within a point of their opponents.
Head coach Gardner Speirs can also call on midfielder Michael Keenan, who has overcome the leg injury he picked up in last weekend's 3-2 win at Annan.
Speirs said: "Hopefully winning our last two games has given the boys back some of the confidence they had been missing when we went on a disappointing run.
"Elgin are going well and scoring goals but one of our best performances this season came against them when we won 4-0 at their place.
"A repeat of the performance from that day as well as the score-line would be a good days work.''
Elgin are without captain David Niven as they look to extend their unbeaten run to eight games.
The skipper was sent off during the 2-1 victory over Clyde last weekend and serves a one-match ban, while youngsters Lewis Halford (calf) and Cieran McLean (knee) are also absent.
The Black and Whites have not lost in the league since Queen's Park recorded a 4-0 win at Borough Briggs, but they could extend their lead over the Spiders in the table with a victory.
Elgin boss said: "Queen's will want to close the gap to a point with a game in hand and I want a seven-point gap so this should be a really competitive game.
"We are close to Rangers just now and the longer we can do that the better it will be for us.''