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Peterhead boss hails dynamic midfielder

Thu 03 Nov 2016

Peterhead can help Scott make the step back up, says gaffer Peterhead can help Scott make the step back up, says gaffer

Energetic, box-to-box and intelligent, Peterhead midfielder Scott Brown has not taken long to make his mark in League 1.

But Jim McInally has admitted the club would not stand in the 21 year old's way should he seek a return to full-time football.

Brown signed a season-long contract with the Blue Toon after impressing in a friendly match at Lossiemouth in August.

Since then, the youngster, who was released by St Johnstone at the end of last season, has made nine consecutive appearances to become a permanent fixture in the team.

Dropping down the divisions could help Brown move back up but, for now, McInally is delighted he is part of his squad.

The Peterhead manager said: "We are not in the business here of stopping players from moving up again if that opportunity comes."

"When Scott signed, I made him that promise that we would not stand in his way if that chance came up so the onus is on the player to get himself back up there again."

"If he does do that, we will be the benefactors but, just now, we are delighted to have him because he is a good boy and is popular with the players."

Brown opened his account for Peterhead in the win against Stranraer last weekend, running from his own half to smash an 18 yard shot inside the far corner.

McInally believes that solo goal was an indication of the qualities Brown possesses, although has admitted it was a surprise there were no other takers when the Blue Toon swooped to sign him.

The Balmoor boss added: "Really, the first time I saw Scott up close was when he came to play for us at Lossiemouth."

"I could not believe that a player like him was still available when the season had started because he is quite dynamic."

"Scott likes to get forward and shoot. He also has good energy, is a good passer and he is intelligent."

"With all those attributes, I sometimes have to remind myself what age he is and hopefully he still has a good future ahead of him."

"That is what he is hoping for as well and why he is working so hard."

McInally continued: "That goal last week, so late in the game, was fantastic and showed the energy he has."

"He ran from the edge of his own box and no-one was stopping him so it showed how fit he is and hopefully we can keep getting the benefit of that."

 

By Glenn Moir