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Manager proud of his record-breakers

Fri 04 Mar 2016

Jim McInally does not like talking about Peterhead's long unbeaten run - but the Balmoor boss spoke with pride about his players' record-breaking achievement.

The Blue Toon are 15 league games without loss, their longest undefeated streak since joining Scottish football's senior ranks in 2000.  

It's the latest success for a group of players, who have guided the club through to the Petrofac Training Cup final, Peterhead's first ever national cup final.

McInally told Waves Radio Sport: " You know my thoughts on these bunch of players."

"They are continuously creating their own bit of history at the club and that is why I think so much of them."

"It's fantastic what they have done and I am so proud of them and the supporters should be as well."

"The run is not something I like going on about and I will say it again, I am more interested in us picking up as many points as we can."

"We have a couple of away games coming up and rather than accepting draws from both matches to preserve an unbeaten run, I would rather win one and lose one for an extra point. That is what it is all about."

Peterhead visit Coatbridge to take on Albion Rovers on Saturday, with Leighton McIntosh doubtful and both Ally Gilchrist and Steven Noble suspended.

The Blue Toon were 5-1 winners over Darren Young's men at Balmoor in January but they did come unstuck on their last trip to Cliftonhill, conceding a late goal in a 1-0 defeat in October.

McInally said: "Bearing in mind it is not the best of pitches down there, we will need to try and win the battle and then do our best to play, like we did at Cowdenbeath recently."

"The pitch at Cowdenbeath is probably the worst to play on and the surface at Coatbridge is not quite as bad."

"We will just get on with it and if we make sure we are strong, we can get the result we want."