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Peterhead v Berwick Rangers: Preview

Fri 29 Sep 2017

Peterhead and Berwick have not met since the Blue Toon's 2013/14 title winning season Peterhead and Berwick have not met since the Blue Toon's 2013/14 title winning season

 

Berwick have already changed their manager this season but Peterhead boss Jim McInally has claimed the Borderers will still be dangerous opponents.

Ahead of Saturday's League 2 match at Balmoor, the Blue Toon manager has insisted his team will need to maintain their fine form to come out on top.

McInally said: "We are certainly not good enough to take any team lightly so we will give Berwick the full respect."

"We have not played them for a few years so we have done our homework on them and they have some loan players from Hibs and Hearts."

"They also have Darren Lavery, who I think is a good player, and Greg Rutherford up front, so they do have dangerous players."

"We just need to make sure we win our battles and if we can outfight the opposition, I think we will win a lot of games."

Peterhead, going for a third straight win, are set to welcome back Simon Ferry after the midfielder was not risked on the artificial surface used by Edinburgh City.

Ferry is likely to take the place of Marc Lawrence, who came off injured against the capital club last week.

McInally added: "Jordon Brown and Nicky Riley are still out while Marc has been struggling with his back so he will not make it."

"Paul Cairney has not played for a few weeks due to a problem with his ankle, which could take a while yet to improve."

 

By Glenn Moir