Stenhousemuir V Queen of South at Ochilview Park : Match Preview

28 December 2012 06:31
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Duo back to face Doonhamers

Stenhousemuir welcome back Kevin McKinlay from suspension and Ross McMillan from injury as they host runaway leaders Queen of the South at Ochilview.

Striker Andy Rodgers is also fit enough to start leaving only Eric Paton and John Gemmell on the injured list with manager Martyn Corrigan looking forward to the visit of the Doonhamers.

Corrigan said: "Allan Johnston has built a really good side at Palmerston that defend very strongly and attack with pace but fortunately we are going into it with important players available again.

"The players coming back have experience and also add a bit of height to us which we will need. We drew down at their place and we will be looking to take points from them again in this game."

Queen of the South are only missing Paul Burns, who is absent through a combination of a knee injury and illness.

The Doonhamers add Stephen McKenna and Derek Lyle to their squad as they look to preserve a nine-point lead against a home side that are the only team to take a point away from Palmerston Park this season.

Dumfries manager Allan Johnston said: "Stenhousemuir have good experienced players and they are particularly strong at set pieces. We need to be on the top of our game as they showed down at our place that they are a very capable outfit."

"We were very strong in the second half against Stranraer in midweek and a repeat of that for 90 minutes would be great."

Source: PA