Club News

Riley seeking Alloa redemption

Wed 07 Dec 2016

Gaining revenge on Alloa is on the mind of Nicky Riley as Peterhead prepare to host Jim Goodwin's team for the second time in a matter of weeks.

The Wasps knocked the Blue Toon out of the Scottish Cup after a narrow win at Balmoor on the 26th November.

Jamie Longworth's solitary strike in the closing stages of the tie meant the Aberdeenshire side were left to rue missed opportunities.

Riley said: "In the cup game, we thought we created a lot of chances but never took them."

"I was guilty of passing up one or two as well and Alloa got a goal and snatched the win."

"We don't think they are a much better team than us, even though they won here recently."

When Alloa revisit, Peterhead will aim to address their home form after losing four of their last five matches at Balmoor.

However, former Dundee winger Riley does not believe their recent record on their own patch will be a hindrance.

Riley continued: "It's a game that we will approach thinking if we play well, create chances and take them this time then we can win."

"It will be difficult because Alloa are a good side but we just need to be confident and hopefully get a little run going."

"We did it last year, hitting form through the middle part of the season, and although that will be difficult to replicate, we know we are capable of climbing the league."

 

By Glenn Moir