• FT

    East Fife

    0

    Arbroath

    1

  • FT

    Queen of S't

    2

    Ayr

    0

  • FT

    Stenhousem'r

    1

    Alloa

    1

  • FT

    Stranraer

    3

    Albion

    2

  • PPD

    Brechin

    P

    Forfar

    P

SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE

Palmerston Park, Scotland

Referee: C Charleston | Attendance: 1471

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Queen of the South

  • Derek Lyle 45'
  • Gavin Reilly 60'

2 - 0

FT

McShane misses out

Midfielder Ian McShane is the only absentee for runaway leaders Queen of the South's clash with Ayr as he underwent hip surgery recently.

Palmerston player-manager Allan Johnston has been impressed by the Honest Men, saying: ``They have changed their team around and have brought in experienced players that could easily play in the First Division or the SPL.

``I have seen them recently and they have been really unlucky not to pick up the run of wins that would get them into the play-offs.

``They will come here looking to get the three points that will move them closer to the top four but our need for points is just as great.

``We were sloppy defensively last weekend against East Fife and I don't want a repeat of that.''

Ayr will be without suspended striker Michael Moffat as they look to become the first side to win at Palmerston Park this season.

Player-manager Mark Roberts looks set to start as David Winters has suffered a calf strain, with the Honest Men also missing John Robertson who suffered a head injury in the midweek 2-1 defeat from Brechin City and Kyle McAusland (hand).

Martyn Campbell and Michael McGowan remain absent due to knee injuries.

Roberts said: ``Queen of the South will win the league by a mile but it would be great to be the first team to win there this season.

``We are playing better than our results suggest so we are confident of doing well.''

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