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Ex Blue Toon forward backing Peterhead revival

Tue 07 Mar 2017

Back with East Stirling but Andy Rodgers still keeps track of Peterhead's fortunes Back with East Stirling but Andy Rodgers still keeps track of Peterhead's fortunes

Former Peterhead striker Andy Rodgers is surprised to see his old team struggling in League 1 - but is backing them to pull away from relegation trouble.

Rodgers, who spent four years at Balmoor, still looks out for the Blue Toon's results, despite re-joining East Stirling earlier in the campaign.

Only bottom of the table Stenhousemuir and ninth placed Albion Rovers, who have games in hand, have picked up fewer points than Jim McInally's men, who were dragged into the mire following their weekend loss at Ochilview.

Rodgers, however, believes the players will rally and put things right in the final quarter of the season.

Rodgers said: "I am pretty sure there is enough quality there to turn things around."

"In my time at Peterhead, we were always remembered for finishing the season a lot better than how we started it."

"I know this season they have left it a bit longer but every time I look at their results, I find it hard to believe they are down there with the quality they have in the dressing room."

"I really hope results will turn for them and I do think they will because there is still a quarter of the season to go."

"Although they are near the bottom just now, they should still be looking up the way as well because the league is so tight."

"I think they are certainly capable of going on a run because they have too good a squad to be dicing with relegation."

Rodgers was part of the Peterhead squad, which last season went on a club record 19 match unbeaten run.

Soaring confidence meant positive results became a habit for the Blue Toon this time last year.

Fast forward 12 months and the Blue Toon are in a real scrap for survival after five games without a victory.

Rodgers added:"Once you go a handful of games without winning, it becomes harder every week to try and get a victory."

"But things can flip just as quickly and if Peterhead manage to beat Brechin this weekend, they could go on a four or five game winning run, which I know the boys are more than capable of."

"It is just a case of trying to grind out a result. It does not really matter how it comes, they just need to put three points on the board to settle them down again."

Read more from Andy in next month's edition (April) of Blue Toon Talk as the 33 year old striker reflects on his time with Peterhead.

 

By Glenn Moir