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Simon says players must take responsibility

Thu 15 Dec 2016

Peterhead captain Simon Ferry says the players must show character to bounce back from a disappointing run of results and help the team climb League 1.
 
Jim McInally's men sit just three points above second bottom East Fife, who they face in Methil on Saturday.  
 
Ferry maintains the Blue Toon should be looking up rather than down after sealing a top four slot last season.   
 
However, the 28 year old feels no added pressure to haul the Aberdeenshire side up the table, claiming all the players must accept responsibility.
 
Ferry said:  "I have never relied on the captain regardless of which club I have been at.  It is down to the individual himself."  
 
"Boys in their 20s, playing at this level, should not need me to get them up for matches."
 
"It is a good club and we get looked after well so every player should take responsibility."
 
Peterhead have not won any of their last four matches at Balmoor but it has been a different story away from home.
 
The Blue Toon have taken 10 points from the last 12 available, a tally Ferry believes should make them confident for the trip to Fife.
 
The former Swindon, Portsmouth and Dundee midfielder said:  "We have been better away from home, compared to our results at Balmoor, which is the reverse of last season."
 
"I think it is important we start winning our home games soon but at least our away form is good." 
 
Having played at a good level on both sides of the border, Ferry is now adjusting to life as a semi professional.
 
Injuries were a key factor in Ferry's decision to lessen his involvement in football but he is enjoying the change.
 
Ferry added:  "It is a lot different compared to training every day but I have got a bad back, ankles, groins and everything so part-time suits me better."
 
"I am enjoying it though."  
 
"It is a good club to be at with a good set of boys.  Training is always lively and it is a good laugh, although we do take it seriously as well."
 
"Last year was brilliant but it is always better when you are winning.  I am sure we can turn things around and start climbing the league."   
 
 
By Glenn Moir