Queen of the South boss James Fowler upbeat despite Rangers loss


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Queen of the South manager James Fowler insists his players can take confidence from Sunday’s visit of Rangers – despite being defeated by Kenny Miller’s stunning strike.

The experienced marksman grabbed the only goal of the game in the 64th minute but Fowler was satisfied with his side’s display, especially in the second half.

Queens are a point adrift of fourth place Raith

The loss has pushed the Doonhamers out of the Championship top four but Fowler is hoping they can produce similar performances in a crucial run of games against fellow promotion hopefuls Falkirk, Hibs and Morton, Raith Rovers and St Mirren.

Fowler said: “I think our performance, especially in the second half, merited a point from the game.

“We showed how good we can be when we played in the second half.

“If we can perform like that against the other teams in this league then we’ll win more than we lose.

“We do have a tough run of games. Falkirk are a decent side, Hibs after that so we are going to need big performances.

“There’s never been much between ourselves and Falkirk over the time I’ve been in charge.

“They have got quality and they don’t concede many but we’ll look at how we can try and exploit that.”