Queen’s Park gaffer Gardner Speirs is looking for a positive reaction after his side were booted out the Scottish Cup by Stranraer.
The Spiders were thrashed 4-0 at Hampden on Saturday, a disappointing result after they forced a replay with the second division side after the first leg at Stair Park,
Although disappointed not to make it to the next stage, Gardner will now turn his attentions to league duties as on Saturday they face Montrose at Links Park.
The Gable Endies last met Queen’s at Hampden in August. The points were shared then in a 2-2 draw.
Speaking to the Reformer, the former St Mirren player said: “We would like to have continued in the cup.
“We’re obviously disappointed at going out.
“We have the league to concentrate on now and hopefully we can look to make up to the disappointed of going out.
“Montrose will be a tough game, but hopefully we can get a result and a reaction after going out of the cup.”
He also touched on what his side will aim to improve on to get back to winning ways.
He added: “We want to have a better final pass and make more of the opportunities that we create.
“We need to tighten up defensively as well. If we can manage that then I’m sure we’ll be fine and I’m sure we’ll be able to get a result.”
Ahead of Saturday’s game, Queen’s have a relatively injury free squad. The only doubt is midfielder David Anderson who Gardner admits is likely to be absent.
He added: “Davie Anderson’s still struggling. We’ll take a look at him for Saturday.
“I would say at best his chances are 50-50, but otherwise we’re looking okay.”
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As the Reformer went to press Queen’s were due to face East Stirling shire at Hampden in a third divisionleague fixture.