2017/18 Preview – Queen’s Park

Another batch of young and hungry players have joined, mainly from the junior and amateur ranks.. This is my views on how Queen’s Park are shaping up.

The goalkeeping situation doesn’t seem to have changed too much with Willie Muir, I suspect, remaining as a strong number one for the Spiders this campaign. The presence of Michael White will push him hard, but I am confident the number one will retain his spot which he has made his own over the past couple of seasons,

With Gus MacPherson managing to retain Adam Cummins and Ross Millen, SPFL experience will continue throughout the defence this term. With Sean Burns and Scott Gibson still around as well, there is a core group of experienced pro’s to lead the side forward from the back this campaign.

Into the midfield and the SPFL experience continues at varying degrees. David Galt and Anton Brady continue with the Spiders this season, with Dominic Docherty coming in from Partick Thistle to provide some energy and enthusiasm in the middle of the park. The versatile Bryan Wharton is also able to shift between positions and his flexibility will be key throughout the season.

With Morton striker Thomas Orr coming on board for this season, it gives the Spiders a different option to play up front this term; Blly Mortimer and Ewan McPherson are also available but this seems to be the weakest area of the squad at present and MacPherson may look to address that in the coming weeks.

In conclusion, I would say it is a very bold move again by the club to take such a gamble on so many junior and amateur players but credit must go to Gus MacPherson and his staff for providing these players with the platform they need. I think with additions making their way into the squad over the next few weeks to bolster the numbers as well as quality, especially in key positions like forward, then there is no reason why the Spiders can’t finish mid-table this season.

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