Lee Robinson will continue in goal against his former club with Cammy Bell working his way back to fitness following a shoulder injury.
Robinson is confident that the new sense of optimism sweeping through Govan following the recent boardroom changes will help galvanise the side to greater heights.
He said: “Ibrox is a great stadium and I don’t think it looks right when it’s half full or some games it’s been 12 or 15,000. It deserves a lot better and the fact they are coming back can only be a great thing for the club.
“It’s been difficult lately for all the lads but it’s a lot happier place to be. It was all negative around the club all the time. You are a player and are paid to do your job and I just want to work hard and do as well as I can but when you are hearing negative things about your club, it is quite hard for a player.”
Newcastle loanees Kevin Mbabu, Gael Bigirimana, Remie Streete, Shane Ferguson remain on the sidelines along with Richard Foster and Sebastien Faure.
Queens could close the gap on third-placed Rangers to three points with victory at Ibrox but they will be without Derek Lyle in that quest as he serves the second of a three-match suspension.
Mark Millar returns after missing the Scottish Cup defeat by Falkirk on Friday night and Gavin Reilly will also be involved after a successful comeback from his hamstring problem.