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Weather the only winner; Championship.

Byline: Stephen Temlett

Queen of the South's week ground to a halt thanks to the heavy snow.

Their match with Dundee United on Tuesday night was postponed and the blizzard has knocked off training for the rest of the week.

It has given the chance for some injuries to heal but manager Gary Naysmith would rather get games played.

He said: "Dundee United did everything correctly they were in constant contact with us on Tuesday. They were fine earlier in the day, then said to us they'd had a bad bit of snow at around 5pm. Then we got word of a pitch inspection while we were in Perth so we sat and waited for the outcome.

"We've not been given any indication of when that will be replayed. I'm not sure if they'll go for this Tuesday coming.

"We're running out of midweek dates as it is and have two against Dundee United themselves. We could end up playing them three or four times in a couple of weeks. They've got a big backlog themselves with Friday night's game being off too."

As it happens, Queens have a free weekend as their scheduled opponents, Falkirk, travel to Ibrox to take on Rangers in the Scottish Cup. But regardless of that, training has been impossible for the Doonhamers.

Gary added: "We couldn't train on the pitch in Dumfries, the boys from Glasgow and Edinburgh couldn't get to Dumfries and the boys from Dumfries couldn't get up to Hamilton to train as everything has shut.

"We just need to take each day as it comes. We've asked the guys to go out to gyms nearby to keep fit. The weather has beaten us."

The days off have given John Rankin and Kyle Jacobs, who clashed heads in Saturday's draw with Dunfermline, more time to heal as well as Darren Brownlie's dead leg.

However Shaun Rooney, who went off with an ankle injury, will be out for a few weeks.

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Publication:Dumfries and Galloway Standard (Dumfriesshire, Scotland)
Date:Mar 2, 2018
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