Spiders to make home advantage count
Scottish Division 3,
Third division Queen's Park face a tough home encounter with Division 2 side Airdrie today.
After the excitement of last week's penalty shoot-out victory over Berwick, manager Gardner Spiers is looking forward to a tough game ahead of this afternoon's Scottish Communities League Cup tie against Airdrie United.
After seeing his side scrape through against Berwick he joked: "It must have been great entertainment for the neutrals, but it did nothing for the blood pressure of either side's coaching staff.
"We weren't at our very best and made more mistakes than we would have liked. However, the determination of the players was first class and we are all very proud of their effort."
However, Aidrie represent a much harder test as he pointed out: "We'll have to play very well to win as Airdrie have a number of excellent players and are a very good side.
"It's another game where we go in as underdogs, and our first target will be to put in a good performance.
"Of course Airdrie will be favourites, being the higher league side. However, all we can do is make sure we are well prepared and do our jobs properly on the day. If we do that, then you never know what can happen."
Queen's Park have injury worries ahead of the game-Chuckie Watt with a knee problem and Craig Smith who has a virus both miss out, while Paul Gallacher is a big doubt with a swollen knee. On the plus side, both Davie Anderson and James Brough are available again after missing the win at Berwick.