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Midfielder missing for cup clash as Peterhead eye a semi final spot

Fri 09 Oct 2015

Simon Ferry is unavailable for Saturday's Petrofac Training Cup quarter final against Stenhousemuir as Peterhead bid to recapture the form, which saw them knock out Falkirk in the last round.

Ferry is in Spain for a family wedding but Blue Toon manager Jim McInally was already planning some changes to his team.

With the potentital to meet a League 2 side in the semis or earn a money-spinning tie against Rangers, the incentive is huge for Peterhead to progress.

McInally said: "This competition has been good to us so far with a couple of fantastic away results, scoring three goals at Brechin and five at Falkirk so it is good to come back home and have a chance of getting to the semi finals."

"But nobody should be arrogant enough to think, because we won at Falkirk, we just need to turn up to beat Stenhousemuir."

"We have already played them in the league this season and it finished 2-2 and we are on the same number of points so it will be a tough game."

"Stenhousemuir have the same incentive as us to get through the tie so our players know they need to perform.   Recently we have been playing in patches so we need to start producing over longer spells."

Scott Ross returns to the squad after serving a two match suspension while Leighton McIntosh is pushing for a start after scoring the equaliser in last week's League 1 draw with Forfar.

McInally continued: "I am going to make a few changes to freshen the team up a bit, perhaps bringing in an extra midfield player."

"Nathan Blockley is in my mind for Saturday as I feel he's earned his chance.  He played a few games at right back at the start of the season but he was signed from Airdrie as a midfielder."