Match Preview v Raith Rovers

We have our final game of the season this weekend as we welcome Raith Rovers for the second leg of our Championship Play Off Final.  We currently hold a three - one lead after our win in Kirkcaldy on Wednesday evening but it's still all to play for. 

Manager, Allan Johnston isn't taking anything for granted "It has all come down to one last game for us and it's all about winning.  The players have been brilliant over the past two games, last Saturday at home to Montrose and again against Raith on Wednesday evening.  So we will be looking for the same again to make sure that we get over the line and remain in the Championship, where we want to be.

The boys are giving everything for the club and they are looking forward to the game but as we've seen recently anything can happen in football so we need to remember that it is only half way in the tie and we need to be fully focused on the task in hand.  I will be asking them to make sure that come full time they have no regrets, they need to make sure that they continue to give everything, make sure they continue to do what they are doing.  They are scoring goals just now and they need to continue to do that.

It's good to have a lead but the tie is nowhere near over, there's still a long way to go but I would rather be in our position being three - one ahead, especially at home.  Raith showed they have good players and their confidence is high with winning games but we have quality too so we need to approach it as it's a new game, go and try to get the win, there is no point in sitting back, no point in defending we need to go and get the goals that we need and make sure that we don't put ourselves under pressure.

We don't want to find ourselves in this position again so it is important we finish the season on a high and get the result that we are looking for.

I've only been back at the club for a short time but on behalf of the staff and players I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your backing throughout the season.  The support has been great since I returned and hopefully we can give everyone something to celebrate going into the summer break".

A large crowd is expected on Saturday, so we are asking as many Queens fans to purchase their tickets in advance of the game to reduce waiting time at ticket booths.  

Away fans will be located in sections six - nine of the BDS Digital (East) Stand and they should enter the ground via turnstiles three and four. Turnstiles will be open for spectator entry from around 3 pm to ease congestion at the turnstiles.

Entry will be by ticket only - they should be purchased from one of the ticket kiosks before making your way to the turnstiles.  And it would be a huge help if you can have the correct money available. The BDS Stand ticket office will be open from around half past one. Please note that the BDS Stand ticket office is a CASH ONLY office. Spectators are requested to bring the correct ticket money with them. This will ease pressure on the ticket office. A number of tickets have been forwarded to Raith Rovers FC for prior sale. Spectators should avail themselves of this opportunity where possible.

Ticket prices:

Adults - £15.00
Concessions - £8.00
Under 16s - £2.00

Adult Accessible - £5.00
Conc. Accessible - £3.00
U16 Accessible - £1.00

Wheelchair access for away supporters is on the south side of BDS Digital 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 BDS Digital Stand or at the Arena car park. The cost of entry of one personal assistant is included in the price of the accessible ticket.

Separate catering outlets and toilets will be available for use throughout the stadium. Catering is also available in the Arena café where a full menu is available before kick-off. The bar under the Gates Stand will also be open for refreshments. 

With the match live on TV, some of the Arena Car Park has been blocked off for the outside broadcast trucks which will reduce the number of spaces available.  There will be on-street parking restrictions in place too.  

Supporters busses should drop off 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. Supporters buses including minibuses will not be allowed to park in the Arena car park.

There will still be significant parking is available in the Arena car park, alternatively there is plenty of other on & off street parking available around the stadium.

We are not aware of any ongoing roadworks currently around Dumfries that may affect travel times to Palmerston Park. Fans should check the Traffic Scotland website at <> for confirmation of any delays.

QOS have adopted a robust and thorough search policy for spectators entering the ground to ensure that ground rules and regulations are strictly adhered to, especially in relation to pyrotechnic devices and controlled containers. All bags will be searched and spectators presenting themselves for entry may also be subject to search. Spectators who refuse to be searched by stewards will be denied entry to the ground.

Palmerston Park is a non-smoking venue, this includes e-cigarettes and other such devices. Stewards are empowered to eject spectators who disobey these rules. No persons will be admitted to the ground who are deemed to be under the influence of alcohol.

All spectators are required to abide by our acceptable behaviour policy. 

Supporters should note that the match has a 4.05pm kick off due to live coverage on BBC Alba.

We will be running our Saturday Kids Club prior to kick off but it will get underway an hour later than usual so anyone wishing to attend should register at the Arena at half past one.