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Ryan Conroy has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
Nicky Clark goes off and Ryan Smylie comes on.
Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Conroy, Kyle Benedictis takes a shot.
(Dundee) makes a substitution, with Leighton Mcintosh coming on for Steven Milne.
Shot from just outside the box by Stephen Simmons goes over the target.
Daniel Carmichael is caught offside. Craig McKeown takes the free kick.
Chris Higgins takes a shot. Robert Douglas makes a save.
Foul by Graham Bayne on Mark Campbell, free kick awarded. Ryan McGuffie takes the direct free kick. Ian McShane on for Allan Johnston.
Outswinging corner taken by Allan Johnston from the left by-line.
Unfair challenge on Kevin Holt by Kyle Benedictis results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Higgins.
Daniel Carmichael takes a shot. Save made by Robert Douglas.
Chris Higgins fouled by Kyle Benedictis, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Robinson takes the free kick.
Kevin Holt replaces Tom Brighton.
Foul by Tom Brighton on Nicholas Riley, free kick awarded. Kyle Benedictis restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Milne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Campbell. Lee Robinson takes the indirect free kick. Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell from the right by-line to the near post, Stephen McKenna makes a clearance.
Graham Bayne joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamie McCluskey. Ryan Conroy on for Ross Chisholm.
Daniel Carmichael gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicholas Riley. Stephen O'Donnell takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Stephen O'Donnell, clearance by Mark Campbell.
The referee blows for offside. Lee Robinson takes the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Tom Brighton. Craig McKeown takes the free kick.
Daniel Carmichael sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Brighton by Stephen O'Donnell. Chris Higgins takes the direct free kick.
Matthew Lockwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Carmichael. Nicky Clark restarts play with the free kick. Matthew Lockwood is cautioned. Mark Campbell takes a shot.
Effort on goal by Stephen Simmons from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
Unfair challenge on Mark Campbell by Jamie McCluskey results in a free kick. Lee Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
Nicholas Riley has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Centre by Alan Reid, clearance by Kyle Benedictis.
Nicky Clark takes a shot.
Robert Douglas produces a cross,
Effort from deep inside the area by Nicky Clark clears the bar.
Gary Irvine takes a shot.
Allan Johnston challenges Neil McGregor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig McKeown restarts play with the free kick.
Daniel Carmichael crosses the ball.
Stephen O'Donnell concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Carmichael. Free kick taken by Alan Reid. Stephen O'Donnell goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Shot from just outside the box by Nicky Clark goes over the crossbar.
Centre by Matthew Lockwood. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stephen O'Donnell.
Nicholas Riley takes a shot. Save by Lee Robinson. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stephen O'Donnell.
Stephen O'Donnell sends in a cross, clearance by Alan Reid.
Chris Higgins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Benedictis. Free kick taken by Stephen O'Donnell. Booking for Chris Higgins for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Simmons on Nicholas Riley. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Stephen O'Donnell from right wing, Stephen McKenna makes a clearance.
Nicholas Riley sends in a cross, clearance by Chris Higgins.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicholas Riley by Stephen McKenna. Stephen McKenna shown a yellow card. Gary Irvine takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen O'Donnell on Tom Brighton. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Simmons. Allan Johnston takes the inswinging corner, save by Robert Douglas.
Ross Chisholm takes a shot. Save by Lee Robinson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Brighton on Craig McKeown. Free kick taken by Craig McKeown.
Tom Brighton concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig McKeown. Craig McKeown takes the free kick.
Foul by Kyle Benedictis on Stephen Simmons, free kick awarded. Chris Higgins restarts play with the free kick.
Matthew Lockwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Carmichael. Free kick taken by Stephen Simmons.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil McGregor by Tom Brighton. Indirect free kick taken by Craig McKeown.
Corner taken by Allan Johnston, Robert Douglas makes a save.
The ball is crossed by Nicky Clark.
Absentees mither McPherson
Queen of the South defender Craig Reid has been ruled out of his side's home fixture with Dundee due to a groin injury.
Manager Gus McPherson will also be without the suspended Kevin Smith and fellow striker Marc McCusker, who is struggling with a groin injury.
Midfielder Scott McLaughlin is rated as having a 50/50 chance of featuring due to an unspecified injury.
McPherson said: "We have a few concerns, but we're back playing at home where we've done well this season.
"It was frustrating losing at Ayr last week, particularly to another late goal, but if we can repeat the form that saw off Hamilton and Morton recently at our place we'll do ok in this one."
Dundee's new signing Craig Dargo must wait for his debut as he lacks match fitness.
The former Inverness Caledonian Thistle and St Mirren forward, 32, joined Dundee for training this week, but is not expected to feature as a trialist.
Leighton McIntosh is available after Scotland Under-19s duty and Graham Bayne gives manager Barry Smith an extra option, but Jake Hyde remains sidelined with a knee injury.
Smith said: "We're sitting at the bottom of the table because we haven't taken our chances.
"Gus McPherson will have Queen of the South well-disciplined, but we can win this game if we show a more clinical side to our game."
Dour draw for struggling duo
Queen of the South and Dundee both moved up a place after a dour 0-0 draw at Palmerston Park.
The two sides began the day as the bottom two, in ninth and 10th respectively, but both climbed above Ayr after they were thrashed at Ross County.
Dundee's Ross Chisholm was denied by home side goalkeeper Lee Robinson after a quarter of an hour and Robinson again had to be alert to deny Nicholas Riley 13 minutes later.
Nicky Clark fired over the bar for the hosts shortly before half-time and Robert Douglas dealt comfortably with Daniel Carmichael's shot from the edge of the area with 20 minutes left.
Ryan Conroy could have been the hero after coming off the bench, but the striker fired wide from six yards.
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