Johnston takes softly softly approach
Queen of the South’s recently appointed manager All an J o h n s t o n i s l o o k i n g f o r patience from his side as they look to bounce back from losing 2- 1 at Montrose in the first leg of their semi- final.
Johnston said: “There are 90 minutes to get the goal back and 120 minutes to win. We have to be patient as they will make life difficult for us.
“The first leg was a reminder how difficult football can be and that you do not have a given right to win any game. We have learned from that.”
Montrose manager Stewart Petrie reckons Queens are still the favourites to progress. He said: “We are still massive underdogs as they had guys like Andy Stirling and Stephen Dobbie on the bench on Tuesday and that just shows how strong they are.
“They will also be fired up after losing, so we will have to put in a phenomenal effort to win through.”
Fo r f a r manager Ji m Weir, pictured, believes his players can handle the disappointment of being 2- 1 behind in their play- off against Raith Roversandcomeroaring back in the second at Station Park. He said: “Losing was harsh as neither team deserved to win. However, Raith have the lead and we need to deal with that. We know what we need to do to get back into the game and to win. That clarity can help.” Raith manager John MCGlynn wants a clean sheet and progress. He said: “We know that if we do not concede then we are in the final, but we will not look to only defend. We can play better than we did on Tuesday especially in terms of creating chances.
“We have scored i n ever y away game this season and we will look to continue in that manner.”