• FT

    Queen of S't

    2

    Arbroath

    1

  • FT

    Cowdenbeath

    0

    Partick

    1

SCOTTISH LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP

Palmerston Park, Scotland

Referee: K Clancy | Attendance: 2310

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Queen of the South

  • Derek Young 9'
  • Ryan McGuffie 117'

2 - 1

FT

Arbroath

  • Alexander Keddie 58'

Doonhamers forced into reshuffle

Second Division leaders Queen of the South will need to change a winning formula as they look to book a place in the Ramsdens Cup final with victory over Arbroath.

Chris Higgins and Willie Gibson both miss out due to suspension. Paul Burns is also unavailable as he is cup-tied while striker Kevin Smith remains sidelined with a groin problem.

Speaking ahead of the semi-final, manager Allan Johnston said: ``We will need to change things about but with so much to play for I have a lot of players desperate to get a starting jersey.''

Johnston has told his men to forget last month's 6-0 success over the Red Lichties, and added: ``That was an exceptional day when everything went right for us and nothing went right for Arbroath.

``That should be forgotten all about.''

Goalkeeper Darren Hill is the only absentee for Arbroath.

Hill remains sidelined with a broken arm as the Red Lichties look to reach a national cup final for the first time in their 134-year history.

And boss Paul Sheerin feels his men will need to upset the odds if they are to do so.

``I am sure facing us at home would have been the choice of the other three teams in the draw but we will go out looking to get to the final as it would be a massive achievement for a club of our size to get there,'' he said.

``The last game, the 6-0 one, was a horrible experience at the time but we have improved since then so we are in with a chance.''

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