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Paul Cairney receives a yellow card. Rocco Quinn booked for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Paul Cairney on Stephen McKenna, free kick awarded. Ryan McGuffie takes the free kick.
Rocco Quinn scores a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Queen of South 2-1 Partick.Assist by David Weatherston.
Iain Flannigan takes a shot. Save by David Hutton.
David Weatherston fouled by Patrick Boyle, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Ryan Conroy from the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Conroy, David Lilley has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Iain Flannigan from the left by-line, David Hutton makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Craig Reid by Jackie McNamara results in a free kick. Jackie McNamara is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ryan Conroy from left channel.
Derek Holmes is shown a yellow card.
Allan Johnston scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Queen of South 1-1 Partick.Assist on the goal came from Paul Burns.
Foul by Rocco Quinn on Liam Buchanan, free kick awarded. Iain Flannigan takes the direct free kick.
Derek Holmes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on William Kinniburgh. Bryn Halliwell takes the direct free kick.
Kris Doolan takes a shot. David Hutton makes a save.
Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Conroy, Paul Paton makes a clearance.
Allan Johnston challenges David Rowson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bryn Halliwell restarts play with the free kick.
Derek Holmes fouled by Iain Flannigan, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Reid takes the direct free kick.
David Weatherston replaces William McLaren.
Unfair challenge on Jackie McNamara by Rocco Quinn results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Paton.
The referee books Stephen McKenna for dissent.
Paul Paton receives a yellow card for dissent.
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy.
Jackie McNamara concedes a free kick for a foul on Derek Holmes. Rocco Quinn takes the direct free kick.
Paul Cairney fouled by Paul Burns, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bryn Halliwell.
Derek Holmes challenges David Rowson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jackie McNamara.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Allan Johnston by William Kinniburgh. Ryan Conroy takes the direct free kick. Paul Burns takes a shot. Save by Bryn Halliwell.
Paul Burns sends in a cross, save by Bryn Halliwell.
Allan Johnston sends in a cross, clearance by Paul Paton.
Iain Flannigan fires in a goal from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Queen of South 0-1 Partick.
The ball is delivered by Bryan Hodge, blocked by Rocco Quinn.
Liam Buchanan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by David Hutton.
Liam Buchanan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Lilley. David Lilley takes the free kick.
Shot by Paul Paton from outside the box goes over the target.
Patrick Boyle crosses the ball, save made by David Hutton.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Flannigan by Stephen McKenna. Jackie McNamara restarts play with the free kick.
Stephen McKenna fouled by Bryan Hodge, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan McGuffie.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Flannigan by Rocco Quinn. Free kick taken by Paul Paton.
Shot from long range by Rocco Quinn goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Liam Buchanan receives a yellow card.
Paul Cairney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alan Archibald.
The referee blows for offside. Bryn Halliwell restarts play with the free kick.
Shot on goal by Liam Buchanan from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Stephen McKenna by Paul Paton results in a free kick. Ryan Conroy restarts play with the free kick.
Craig Reid fouled by David Rowson, the ref awards a free kick. David Hutton restarts play with the free kick.
Stephen McKenna gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Rowson. Free kick taken by Jackie McNamara.
Alan Archibald concedes a free kick for a foul on Derek Holmes. Free kick taken by Ryan McGuffie.
The referee gets the game underway.
The match has reached half-time.
The second half has started.
The referee signals the end of the game.
Harris sits it out
Queen of the South will be without the suspended Bob Harris when they chase a fourth consecutive win at home against bottom-of-the-table Partick Thistle.
Harris sits out a ban following his red card at Falkirk last weekend, Alan Johnston is a major doubt and Sean O'Connor is still sidelined.
But Rocco Quinn has recovered from injury and should start.
Queen of the South manager Kenny Brannigan said: "We have to ensure that we make home advantage count at every opportunity.
"Thistle are in a false position and Ian McCall will be looking to get them going as soon as possible and he is capable of that.
"We need to keep doing what we have been doing down here."
Partick Thistle club captain Alan Archibald could start his first game in six months following knee surgery.
Fellow centre-back Willie Kinniburgh is also available after overcoming a knock, but the experienced John Robertson and youngster Ryan MacBeth are both out injured.
The rockbottom Jags are hoping to turn the form book upside down at top-of-the-table Queen of the South.
Assistant manager Ian Maxwell said: "Our recent record at Palmerston is not good and our recent results have not been good, but we have asked the players to put that aside and put on a performance down in Dumfries.
"We need a performance and we need a result to get our season going again."
Second-half improvement stirs Queens
Queen of the South came to life in the second half to grab a 2-1 win over Partick Thistle.
Returning Partick defender Alan Archibald had an injury setback and had to be replaced early on but it did not set the visitors back too much and they went ahead on 37 minutes thanks to Iain Flannigan.
Flannigan picked up the ball 25 yards out and his low effort flew into the Queen of the South goal.
Partick started the second period the better, but Kris Doolan's strike was saved by David Hutton, and it was the home side who took the points after they staged a late revival.
The equalising goal came when Allan Johnston struck on 76 minutes after he was slid in by Paul Burns.
They then grabbed a winner on 87 minutes when Rocco Quinn's 20-yard effort went beyond Bryn Halliwell in the Partick goal.
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