Dundee United match preview

We are back at Palmerston tomorrow evening <Tues> as we attempt to play the first of our three remaining games against Dundee United.

The fixture has been rearranged after the original fixture was abandoned at half time when referee Craig Thomson deemed the surface unplayable due to dipping temperatures.

We have only played United once this season, that was at Tannadice back in August. Scott Fraser scored what proved to be the winner after Callum Fordyce had cancelled out Scott MacDonald's opener.

Queens boss Gary Naysmith looks ahead to the meeting at Palmerston.

"The boys are in good spirits following our hard fought win against Dumbarton. Games against Stevie Aitken's side are always tight and Saturday proved to be no different. With the recent weather, the ground staff did well to get the game on, I had my doubts it would go ahead but I'm glad it did and that we came away with three points.

The pitch was heavy and it was always going to be the team who didn't make a mistake or produced a bit of magic that would win. I'm pleased it was us, thanks to a well taken free kick from Dom. But it was a real all round team performance, we played when we could but put bodies on the line when we had to. The back four and Jack were outstanding and pulled off another clean-sheet.

The boys are in good shape, they are fit and looking sharp in training so we will be going into the game positive.

As well as our own result, the other games played in the Championship went our way at the weekend and we are still in touching distance of the play-offs with ten games to go. We've had too many draws at Palmerston this season, so we need to start turning them into wins.

The way things have worked out, we know a victory over United will take us above them in the table, albeit they have three games in hand. But there is no bigger incentive for the players.

United may not be having the season that they'd hoped for but they are still a big club with a strong squad and will be doing everything they can to get themselves back into the top flight, so we know it's going to be tough but as always we will concentrate on ourselves and look at coming up with a plan to take all three points.

We will still be without the same players who missed Saturday through injury; Alan Martin, Shaun Rooney, Owen Bell and Dan Carmichael".

Notes for supporters:  The match at Palmerston, kicks off at 1945. Remember following discussion between the two clubs admission pricing for this rearranged match has been set at a flat rate of £5 per head for all except under 16's who will be admitted free of charge.

For the avoidance of doubt, season tickets will not be valid for this fixture. All attendees will need to obtain a ticket from the ticket office for the game on the night, including under 16's who will be issued with an entry voucher free of charge.

The price has been set in order to simply cover the costs of hosting the fixture.

Safety officer, Phil Stewart has issued the following information for visiting fans. Dundee United fans will be seated in the Rosefield Salvage Stand section six and seven, they should enter the stadium via turnstile three.

Entry is by ticket only. Tickets will be available at the Arena or at the Home ticket office in the Rosefield Stand.

Wheelchair access for away supporters is on the south side of Rosefield stand. There is a layby on King Street for vehicles to drop their passengers for flat access to the ground. Disabled parking is available on the north side of the Rosefield Stand. The segregation tunnel will not be deployed so direct access to the north parking is available.

It is suggested that buses/minibuses drop off their passengers in Terregles St/King Street and thereafter park on College Mains road just off the roundabout with the A76 on the town bypass (adjacent to Curry's/PC World, as the other side at Aldi is the access road to the ambulance depot and is extremely busy). Pick up should be the same location.

There are no known roadworks in the area that will cause any delays.

Away fans will have access to the home catering concession in the Rosefield Stand. Pre-match catering is also available at the Arena café which will be open until 8.30 with a full menu service.

QOS have adopted a robust search policy for spectators entering the ground to ensure that ground rules and regulations are strictly adhered to. This includes possession of controlled containers and any pyrotechnic device. Palmerston Park is a non-smoking venue. This includes e cigarettes and other such devices. Surfing flags are not allowed.

All spectators are requested to abide by our unacceptable behaviour policy. Stewards are empowered to eject spectators who disobey these rules.

The SLO Committee who select a local charity for each home game, have opted to support fellow Queens fan, Bill Windsor with his campaign to raise money for The Stroke Association.

Stroke is the third most common killer in Scotland and the leading cause of disability. Bill has decided to complete a charity dive - swimming with SHARKS for Well Pharmacy's company charity of choice. The Stroke Association is the UK's leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke. They believe that stroke is preventable, treatable and beatable, and they work tirelessly to prevent stroke and ensure those who experience it get the help they need.

Bill has set up a page for anyone wishing to make a donation - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jaws-thewelledition