Queen of the South manager Allan Johnston has admitted that he is very concerned about the team’s form after the 2-0 loss to Morton on Saturday.

The defeat sees Queens go to the bottom of the Championship table, as Arbroath and Alloa’s victories seem them leapfrog Johnston’s side.

Queens have now lost their last three league games. The manager has conceded that results have to improve, and soon.

“It’s a reality check”

“We’re down the bottom of the league. It’s not good enough. It’s a reality check for everybody when you see the league positions, and you see Alloa and Arbroath both winning. We need to start getting results, and start getting results quickly. It’s not acceptable where we are, the league table doesn’t lie” he said.

Heart of Midlothian v Queen of the South - Scottish Championship

Queen of the South are currently bottom of the Championship (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Johnston also thought that Morton’s opening goal should be disallowed for a foul on James Maxwell in the build-up.

 

“A really poor decision, I don’t know how it looked from the stand, but for me, it looked like a clear free-kick on James Maxwell. The boy shoulder barged him. The referee gave free-kicks for that all day, so I don’t understand why he never gave it.”

Should have defended better

Johnston did concede that his team should have defended better in the lead up to the goal. However, he still wasn’t happy that a free-kick wasn’t given.

Queen of the South v St Mirren - Betfred Cup Match

Queen of the South manager Allan Johnston will be looking for his team to improve (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“The play goes on, you’ve got to deal with that, we’ve got to do better. We’ve got to go and stop shots, I think Rohan (Ferguson) has a couple of saves, and we don’t close it down quick enough, but it should have been a free-kick in the first place.”

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