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Chisholm hopeful of Euro progress

Queen of the South manager Gordon Chisholm
Chisholm remains optimistic over Queens' Euro ambitions

Queen of the South manager Gordon Chisholm is confident his side can win their first ever European tie.

The Dumfries side have been drawn against Danish club Nordsjaelland in the Uefa Cup second qualifying round.

However, speaking ahead of Thursday's first leg at Airdrie's Excelsior Stadium, Chisholm insisted his side are capable of making the next stage.

"They're a good standard, a good team, but it's not impossible. It's certainly a winnable game," he said.

The Queens boss has just returned from a scouting trip to Denmark, and praised the way his opponents play.

"They're a good side, well balanced and they look to play football.

"A typically Scandinavian team, full of strong boys, but I don't think they play physically, they like to get the ball down and play passes.

"It's going to be difficult, but we expected that, they would sit comfortably in the middle of the SPL. If I was going to compare them to a Scottish side, I would say they're like Falkirk," he added.

The Palmerston Park club are hopeful of a large turnout for their first European tie and are selling tickets at both their own ground and Airdrie's Excelsior Stadium, a factor which Chisholm hopes will help his team.

"The atmosphere will help, and we've got the belief. It's certainly not outside us to beat them.

"They're certainly a quality side, but on the night we should be able to do ourselves okay.

"We'll have to be positive at home, but the European thing is not to concede at home," he said.

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