Spi­ders are back in train­ing

Boss pleased with side af­ter first ses­sion

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports - Will Hen­shaw

Queen’s Park boss Gus MacPher­son is aim­ing to pre­pare his squad af­ter learn­ing of their “tough” start to the League Two sea­son.

The fix­tures for the Scot­tish leagues were an­nounced last Fri­day.

The Spi­ders will take on An­nan at Ham­p­den in their first game.

They will then take on ri­vals Clyde at Broad­wood be­fore mak­ing the trip to Ar­broath.

There’s no doubt it’s a tough start for the Spi­ders and Gus is ramp­ing up his prepa­ra­tions for the up­com­ing cam­paign.

He said: “It’s good for ev­ery­one to see what we’re up against. This is where the pre-sea­son prepa­ra­tion re­ally starts.

“We’ve got a cou­ple of cup games be­fore hand, but the main thing is our league form.

“An­nan is a hard start - they are all tough games, but An­nan had a good sea­son last year so you’ve got to think they will be strong again this term.

“It’s a tough start for us, there’s no get­ting away from that. We’ve got to make sure we’re as pre­pared as pos­si­ble.

“We’ve got two more games this pre­sea­son than we did last year, hope­fully that serves us well.”

The play­ers re­ported back for pre­sea­son train­ing last Satur­day.

And although a few are still off on hol­i­day, Gus was pleased that those who did re­port back were fit and healthy.

He said: “There were no prob­lems, we had a dou­ble ses­sion on Satur­day and ev­ery­one was fine, they were all fit and healthy.

“They had a pro­gramme to fol­low while they were off so we didn’t an­tic­i­pate any prob­lems. There were a cou­ple still on hol­i­day, but that’s al­ways go­ing to hap­pen with part time clubs.”

And Gus ad­mits he will have to wait un­til all of his play­ers re­port back be­fore he makes any more sign­ings.

He added: “Right now it’s all about the prepa­ra­tion, we’ll have to wait un­til ev­ery­one gets back from hol­i­day un­til we make any fur­ther progress on that.”

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