Match Preview v Dundee United (H) - 25th Nov 24

It’s Scottish Cup action for us tomorrow as the third-round fixtures take centre stage for teams out with the topflight.

Ties don’t come much harder for us than Dundee United at Palmerston. The visitors sit top of the Championship table, four points clear of second placed Raith albeit Rovers do have a game in hand. United are still unbeaten in the league but were knocked out of the SPFL Trust Trophy last Friday by Falkirk.

Our last meeting was in January 2020 when we were both in the Championship before Covid brought the season to an end. Mark Connelly scored the only goal of the game that day at Palmerston.


Ahead of the game tomorrow, Manager Mavin Bartley said “This week we start our Scottish Cup campaign, it certainly wouldn’t have been the tie that we would’ve picked but it is what we have, and we get on with it.

Dundee United are going strong in the Championship, which is no surprise with the quality of players they have. We are going to have to bring our A game because if we will be punished.

It is a one-off game against a very good side, people will see it as a free hit but not for us, we have to go into it with belief and be on top form. We owe you the fans and ourselves a 90-minute performance, that is what we will be fully focused on”.


Supporters Information

HOME supports will be located within The Thompson Solicitors stand, along with sections 1-4 in the West side of the BDS and the Oakbank Terracing. While for this match, section 5 – 9 in the East side of the BDS and the terrace at Terregles Street have been allocated to AWAY fans

To gain entry to the BDS stand – HOME supporters should use turnstiles 1 & 2. Entry to the Oakbank Terrace will be via turnstiles 16 & 17 only. Please note that there will be no general entry to the BDS Stand via the terracing so please make sure you enter the ground via the correct turnstiles.

AWAY fans should use turnstile 3 & 4 to gain entry to their section of the stand. There will be a gate to the side of the BDS stand for Away fans to enter the terracing area.

Turnstiles will be open for spectator entry at 1345.

Entry is by ticket only. Tickets are now on sale for both home and away fans online via our ticket partner TicketCo, using the link below:

Prices for the game are:

Adults: £18
All Concessions (OAP/Students, 16–21-year-olds): £10
U16s: £5
All Accessible tickets: £8 (including carer)

Accessible Tickets for home and away fans include a carer ticket free of charge. When buying a ticket, please select one seat for the Accessible Ticket - the carers ticket will be allocated by the office after purchase. If you require a wheelchair space, these are marked on the seat map. The seat immediately behind the wheelchair spaces have already been reserved for carers.

Please note - all concessions and accessible ticket holders should bring proof of entitlement as this will be checked at the ground prior to entry.

Away tickets will be ONLINE ONLY purchased in advance. There will be absolutely no sale of tickets at the ground on the day to away supporters. Please do not travel if you have not already purchased online.

Dundee United supporters purchasing tickets for the Terregles Street Terrace behind the goal should be aware this is an uncovered terrace and open to the elements. You will not be able to transfer to the covered stand. Therefore, regardless of weather conditions please only purchase a terrace ticket if you understand and accept that possibility.

SEASON TICKETS ARE NOT VALID and therefore queues at the ticket office are likely to be longer than normal. We would encourage home fans who can buy online to do so. If you absolutely have to queue for a paper ticket, please come early. The ticket office within the Arena for HOME FANS ONLY will open at 1230.

Please note that tickets are not transferable or refundable.


Car parking will be available to all spectators within the Queen of the South Arena car park on a first come first served basis. There is some on street parking around the area, but please be mindful of the locals if using this option.

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

People travelling should check Traffic Scotland website at for confirmation of any delays.


The catering outlets within the supporter’s areas of the ground will also be open for use. And the bar under the Main stand will be open to both sets of supporters’ pre-match. The Snaq café within the Arena is also open and will have a range of food/snacks on offer ahead of kick off.


For safety reasons, 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. We would like to remind supporters that letting off smoke devices is a criminal offence, and anyone found doing so will be referred to Police Scotland which may result in a custodial sentence. Not only is it against the law, but it is also extremely dangerous and a health hazard to other spectators. 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.


The club shop located in the Arena will be open until kick off where you can purchase our club merchandise. Including half-time draw tickets and match day programmes.


Tomorrow’s match kicks off at 3 pm. At this stage of the competition there are no replays so the match will be played to a finish with 30 minutes of extra time and penalties if required.