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Lets show people what we can actually do, blasts Rory

Thu 11 May 2017

Striker calls for big Blue Toon effort Striker calls for big Blue Toon effort

 

Rory McAllister believes Peterhead are capable of much better and claims the team must start producing before it's too late.

The Blue Toon go into Saturday's play-off semi final second leg against Montrose level at 1-1 after a closely-fought first match at Links Park.

The Balmoor club survived relegation from the regular League 1 season last weekend but McAllister reckons the players stll have plenty to prove to stay in Scotland's third tier.

McAllister said: "We have been really poor this season, shocking at times and we need to put it right because people at this club deserve better."

"We need to go and show what we are actually capable of and we need to do it for everybody else and for a bit of personal pride."

"It was great to see a lot of Peterhead fans down for the first leg so hopefully we can get through to the play-off final and then stay in the league."

"If we turn up, we can do it. We just haven't turned up enough, especially at home and it hurts so lets hope we can turn it around."

Peterhead could have taken a lead into the all-important Balmoor clash after the usually clinical McAllister passed up a late opportunity in Angus.

The Blue Toon marksman was through on goal in stoppage time but could not beat Allan Fleming, who pulled off a smart save.

However, a draw was by no means the worst outcome after Ryan Strachan's early screamer was quickly wiped out by Chris Templeman's goal.

McAllister, who turns 30 on Saturday, continued: "We are better than what we are showing and even my chance at the end, I should have done better."

"Nine times out of 10 I would have scored so it was disappointing we could not come away with a win."

"I actually thought we did alright over the 90 minutes so I am not too downbeat going into Saturday."

"We just need to do better as a team defensively because every time the ball went in our box, we looked quite shaky."

"We got off to a great start with Ryan's goal. Mind you, that's all I will hear about for weeks now!"

 

By Glenn Moir