Annan Athletic V Queen's Park at Galabank Stadium : Match Preview

29 April 2016 03:34
Annan Athletic V Queen's Park - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Annan without Jordan Morton and Kevin Nicoll for pivotal Queen's Park clash

Annan are again without the injured Jordan Morton (back) and Kevin Nicoll (foot) as they host Queen's Park in their play-off deciding clash in Ladbrokes League Two.

Jim Chapman's side are a point outside the play-off places but know a two-goal victory will be enough to take them above their second-placed opponents on goal difference and secure a top-four finish.

Chapman, who will check on Ryan McStay's fitness before the game, said: "We have been inconsistent recently in terms of results and we need the side who can win games to turn up for this one. Our performance levels have still been high but we need to be much more clinical in front of goal.

"This will be a tough game and whilst we know that a two-goal win takes us above Queen's Park it will be difficult enough to get a one-goal win."

Queen's Park have Joe Bradley and Ryan Hynes available again after injury as they chase the point that will make sure of their play-off place.

Teenage striker Ewan MacPherson is also included in the squad but Tony Quinn (hip), Jamie McKernon (foot), and Kenny Mackay (knee) are all absent.

Head coach Gus MacPherson said: "We know what score we need to get through but there is no way you can sensibly plan to lose less than 2-0. We will go out and play our normal game and see where that takes us.

"Our players were extremely resilient against Clyde when they got back into the game at 2-1 last weekend and we need that resilience again at Galabank."

Source: PAR