Match Previews

Blue Toon seek second successive Stenny win

Fri 30 Oct 2015

Peterhead comfortably overcame Stenhousemuir three weeks ago, but boss Jim McInally claims his team will have to improve to win Saturday’s League 1 encounter.

It finished 3-0 to the Blue Toon in the quarter final of the Petrofac Training Cup, with all of the goals coming in the first period at Balmoor.

Despite progressing with minimal fuss, McInally was unconvinced and wants better when the sides meet again at Ochilview.

McInally said: “After the game that day, I did not think we played well enough.”

“Stenhousemuir had a lot of possession especially in the second half.  I know that can be false because we were three up by half time but I just feel as though to win the game on Saturday, we will need to play better.”

“Last week against Airdrie was much more like it and if we kick on from that, we can come away with a win on Saturday.”

Jamie Stevenson misses out with a hamstring problem, which forced him off early in last week’s win over Airdrie.

However, the PFC player of the year from last season will be back in action soon, with the injury not as bad as first feared.

McInally added: “It is the opposite hamstring this time, not the one which he was bothered with earlier in the season.”

“They tend to cramp up but we feel as though we have got to the bottom of it as it seems to be coming from his back.”

“Hopefully Jamie will be back next week because the injury seems to have settled down quite well.”