Queen of South V Morton at Palmerston Park - Match Preview

Burns back for QoS

Queen of the South entertain Morton with experienced midfielder Paul Burns available for the first time in three months after a groin injury.

Goalkeeper Calum Antell is also back in the squad following a foot injury, with manager Jim McIntyre asking his side to turn a good performance into three points.

McIntyre said: "We played well against Hamilton last weekend but came away with nothing as they took a chance and we didn't.

"I want us to take confidence from the performance but be more clinical when we have chances.

"Morton will be boosted after beating Dumbarton, however we want the win just as much as them."

Morton are planning their escape off the bottom of the table by winning in Dumfries, however they will be again without the injured Reece Hands (pelvis) and David O'Brien (shoulder).

Manager Allan Moore cannot finalise his side until fitness tests are carried out on Mark McLaughlin, Craig Reid, Fouad Bachirou and Tony Wallace, who are all struggling with knocks.

Moore said: "If we win and Cowdenbeath lose then we are off the bottom of the table. It would also put us level on points with Queen of the South and keep the momentum going after defeating Dumbarton last weekend.

"Hopefully the injuries will clear up to give us a better chance."

Source: PA

Source: PA