It was Queen’s Park’s final league game at Hampden Park – and Celtic loanee Luca Connell stole the show on his League Two debut for the Spiders.
The Spiders beat Stranraer 3-0 to extend their lead at the top of League Two, unbeaten in 10 league matches so far this season. It was the first game back for both sides after an enforced league shutdown due to Covid-19 and Celtic talent Connell shone.
He arrived at Queen’s Park on loan from Celtic Park in the build-up to Ray McKinnon’s side’s return to action. It was the final Queen’s Park game at Hampden prior to their move to Lesser Hampden and McKinnon was thrilled with his young midfielder, who won Man of the Match.
He said: “To win the game and not concede, really happy. Luca’s a lovely football player. He is a talented young boy, a great left foot, you can see his talent.
“He’s another one who’s not played so everyone was in the same boat.
“I thought he was excellent on his debut so we are really delighted about that. I’m really delighted with the result. If you had said to me going into a game against a team unbeaten in their last 11 matches that we would keep a clean sheet and score three goals, I would have taken that. So I’m delighted after such a long lay-off.”
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