Celtic loanee Luca Connell is loving the workload at Queen’s Park as the Spiders inch closer to the League Two title.

The midfielder has bagged multiple Man of the Match awards since arriving at Queen’s Park from Celtic on loan, delighting fans with his technical ability. He notched another assist on Saturday from a free-kick as Ray McKinnon’s side went 10 points clear at the top of the league with a 1-0 win over Stirling Albion.

The Celtic loanee was pleased.

Celtic loanee Luca Connell was pleased. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

With so many games to play, Celtic loanee Connell says Queen’s can only look to the next fixture: “I am really enjoying it. It’s good to be back playing senior football again. It’s competitive. I practice a lot with dead-balls as they are a big part of the game, corners and free-kick situations. That’s taking them and defending them.

“Games can be won in both boxes. We have done well to adapt. You are always looking at the table but we take it game by game and then see how we are. It’s hard after not playing for a while but I am dealing with it well. We look fit and strong.”

For manager McKinnon, he knows the Stirling Albion win could be huge: “We knew it was going to be a tough game and that we had to win the game. There were a lot of long-balls, headers, but we made opportunities to score three or four.

“It’s a great three points. I am delighted with the boys. We had three men missing and there was a little bit of fatigue. But I won’t be critical as it was a must-win game, it’s been a tough week. I am delighted.”

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