Mar 7 2012 by Will Henshaw, Rutherglen Reformer
QUEEN’S Park manager Gardner Speirs has challenged Rutherglen striker Michael Daly to add more goals to his tally after bagging his 10th of the season on Saturday.
Mick scored against Elgin, and although former Clyde boss Gardner says 10 goals is a decent return up until now, he expects the former Trinity pupil to score even more.
Gardner said: “Mick will be like all strikers, he’ll be aiming to get well in to double figures I’d imagine.
“Ten goals is a good return so far and they’ve been valuable goals and he can be pleased with that. He shouldn’t rest on it though, and I’m sure he won’t, I’m sure he’ll want to score even more goals between now and the end of the season.”
Queen’s will not have a game this weekend due to Scottish Cup action.
The following Saturday though they will face Berwick Rangers at Shielfield Park.
They will be without regular keeper Neil Parry after his sending off against Elgin and defender Paul McGinn is also suspended.
Gardner added: “We’ll be without Neil against Berwick.
“Neil has been excellent for us all season it’s a blow to lose him, even if it’s for one game.
“We also lose Paul McGinn through suspension, he got his fifth booking against Elgin. We’ll have a lot to think about between now and then.”
However Gardner will not be holding a training session this Saturday and instead will give his players the day off.
He concluded: “They’ve had a hard programme up to know, they’ve trained about three or four times a week as well a shaving a lot of midweek games.
“It’s a well-earned Saturday off.”