Murray sets sights on second

THE eyes of Queen’s Park winger David Murray are firmly fixed on moving up to second place in the league ahead of Tuesday’s Montrose game.

A thrilled Murray spoke after bagging two excellent goals during his side’s important 3-2 weekend victory over Stranraer.

The 22 year-old’s efforts at Hampden on Saturday brought Queen’s back level twice, before substitute Owen Ronald fired home the winner.

Murray’s first was a fine headed goal from David Anderson’s cross in the first half, and his second a deft chip over the onrushing Blues goalkeeper after meeting Craig Smith’s threaded pass on 63 minutes.

He said: “I’m very pleased, especially with the second one – although it’s not often I score a header, so that’s one for the history books.

“I think that’s my sixth goal this season but I’m hoping for more”.

The attacking midfielder returned to the side after sitting out the 2-2 draw with Berwick Rangers.

He said: “I had a slight injury so that’s why I missed last Tuesday. I was in every day this week getting treatment, so I need to thank the physios for that”.

If the Spiders win this game in hand against Montrose at Links Park, they will leapfrog Stranraer and occupy second place, taking them to within seven points of leaders Alloa.

But Murray hopes the Wasps can eventually be caught too.

He said: “Obviously we need other teams to try and help us out there, but we’ve got an important game against Montrose now. We just need to keep winning our games”.