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McAllister determined to bow out in style

Tue 16 May 2017

The first leg at Station Park will be McAllister's last outing of the season The first leg at Station Park will be McAllister's last outing of the season

 

Peterhead striker Rory McAllister is desperate to have a big say in the League 1 play-off final - even though he will sit out the second leg.

The Blue Toon face Forfar in a make-or-break double-header, which will decide their fate for next season.

McAllister has netted three goals in his last three appearances and is determined to keep his scoring run going at Station Park.

McAllister said: "Forfar are no mugs so it will be a tough game down there but hopefully we can take a good result back to Balmoor."

"It will be my last game of the season so I want to go out with a bang and do well."

"I'm hoping to get in amongst the goals and help put the team in a good position for Saturday."

"I don't have a good record in play-offs anyway so it's maybe better that I'm missing the final game."

Geographically, this tie suits Peterhead better than a marathon journey to Annan, who could have been their opponents had they not faded against Forfar in the semi final.

Jim Chapman's team raced into a two-goal lead in the first leg but they were pegged back by the Loons, who scored twice late on before winning the return match in Angus.

McAllister went on: "It's good that we are playing Forfar because travelling down to Annan on a Wednesday is not ideal as it's almost a day and a half off your work."

"It knocks you when you are playing again on Saturday because you don't get good recovery time so hopefully we get beat Forfar and stay in the league."


By Glenn Moir