Mar 28 2012 by Will Henshaw, Rutherglen Reformer
QUEEN’S Park boss Gardner Speirs admits any hopes of a title win vanished after their 4-0 defeat to Alloa on Saturday.
The Spiders had been in a great run of form recently, however the loss ended a seven game unbeaten run.
Although Gardner admitted his team deserved to lose - he said the scoreline was somewhat harsh: “Alloa won’t lose four games between now and the end of the season if we had managed to win the game on Saturday then there would have been a slight possibility of us finishing top.
“I don’t think the score reflected the way the game went on Saturday, though.
“We’ve got to hold up our hands and say that Alloa deserved to win, it’s the next game that matters now.
“We need to put it behind us and get back to winning ways. The boys have been in great form recently.”
Jamie Brough was sent off near the end for Queen’s after elbowing striker Stevie May.
Although Gardner didn’t see the incident he admitted it effectively killed the game as a contest.
He added: “I didn’t actually see it so I couldn’t comment on it. It effectively finished the game for us though as if you’re 2-0 down there’s a hope you can get back in to the game but with 10 men it’s a bit too much to ask.”
Next up Queen’s will face Peterhead at Hampden on Saturday.
Gardner wants Queen’s to rack up some more wins and keep confidence high before the play-offs.
He added: “If Alloa do what we expect them to do and clinch the title then we’ll be going in to a play-off place.
“We want to go in the best form possible and that means trying to win as many games as we can until the end of the season.”