Queen of South V Falkirk at Palmerston Park : Match Preview

01 April 2016 02:34
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Chris Higgins and Derek Lyle return as Queen of the South host Falkirk

Queen of the South look to defeat Falkirk for the first time this season and keep the thinnest of play-off hopes alive.

Chris Higgins and Derek Lyle are available after suspension kept them out of last weekend's 4-3 defeat at Rangers and on-loan Ibrox midfielder Andy Murdoch returns after being unable to face his employers, while Jordan Marshall's hamstring injury keeps him out.

Manager James Fowler said: "We are looking very dangerous now which is good however we need to do better defensively.

"The last time we played Falkirk we struggled to cope with Lee Miller and keeping him in check in this game will help us prosper."

Falkirk are looking to bounce back after losing to Livingston last weekend however they will need to do so without Kevin O'Hara who suffered an ankle injury playing for the Scotland Under-19s recently.

A knee injury keeps Peter Grant out and Connor McGrandles remains on the absentee list after suffering a broken leg last month.

Manager Peter Houston said: "I was very disappointed with the Livingston result. We needed to find a way to break down a tightly-packed defence and could not do it.

"We were then hit by a couple of breakaways so it was disappointing. Winning this one would be a good way to bounce back."

Source: PAR