Club News

McInally looks forward to task ahead

Sat 08 Oct 2011

 

New Peterhead boss Jim McInally is eager to get down to work after being appointed to the Balmoor hot-seat yesterday.

The 47-year old Glaswegian was unveiled as John Sheran's replacement after a two week recruitment exercise, his impressive CV boasting a depth of experience from coaching the Celtic U19 side through to his most recent appointment at East Stirlingshire.

The former Scotland international midfielder will be most familiar to Peterhead fans from his time in charge of Morton, with whom he won promotion to the First Division.

The clubs had a number of keenly contested battles during McInally's time at Cappielow, not least the Blue Toon's 1-0 aggregate playoff semi-final victory in 2006.

As he began to survey his new workplace, McInally acknowledged the impression Peterhead made during that period. He said "Peterhead's strongest time since coming into the Scottish League was when I was at Morton so I got to know the team pretty well, and I've been up to the club a few times to play and watch games.

"It's a fantastic set-up at the club, the whole infrastructure. From the hospitality, to a fantastic playing surface, to the dressing rooms there's everything there for a club that belies its current standing in the league table.

"I think long-term the objective has to be to be to bring the playing side up to the standard of the rest of the club."