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No excuses for patched-up Peterhead, states boss

Thu 14 Sep 2017

Blue Toon manager has numerous injury concerns for Saturday's trip to Central Park Blue Toon manager has numerous injury concerns for Saturday's trip to Central Park

 

Injury-hit Peterhead will struggle to fill their bench at Cowdenbeath this weekend - but there will be no excuses, according to Jim McInally.

The Blue Toon boss said: "I have got a starting line-up in mind because we have basically only got 11 or 12 fit players to choose from."

"As far as the bench goes, I will need to ask two or three of them to step up and fill the spaces because we are short of numbers."

"That is just the way it is but that will not be an excuse for whoever starts the game because we have won a couple of cup ties this season with a much-changed team."

Last week, David McCracken, Jamie Stevenson, Samson Gabriel and Mickael Ngango Dikobo missed out.

Jack Leitch, Russell McLean and Rory McAllister have been added to the casualty list after suffering injuries in the 1-1 draw against Montrose.

Paul Cairney is also struggling, although McInally will finalise his squad nearer to kick-off.

On a brighter note, Jordon Brown, who came on as a substitute against the Gable Endies, is ready to play despite a leg injury, which turned out to be more serious than first thought.

The Peterhead manager added: "We scanned Jordon two weeks ago but we have only just received the results and we found that he suffered a stress fracture of his fibula."

"The rest has done him good for a couple of weeks and he was involved from the bench last Saturday but it is a bit concerning that the injury won't quite have healed yet."

"However Jordon is keen to get on with things so although we can use him, we need to be wary because he is not 100% yet."

"He is desperate to be involved though so that is a positive for us."

 

By Glenn Moir