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Revenge on the manager's mind

Fri 11 Mar 2016

Peterhead manager Jim McInally says his team will attempt to exorcise the ghosts of their Halloween defeat at Stenhousemuir, and put pressure on League 1 leaders Dunfermline.

The Blue Toon came away empty-handed after throwing away a three goal lead on their last visit to Ochilview on the 31st October.

However, they have not looked back since, putting together an amazing run of results to climb to second in the table and the Balmoor boss is by no means content to just settle for a play-off spot.

Previewing the match with Waves Radio Sport, McInally said: "We will try and avenge that defeat and keep chasing Dunfermline."

"We have three games coming up in a short space of time and Ayr play Dunfermline on Saturday so something has to give there.".

"It's important we try and pick up points and if we do that, you just never know, we could give ourselves a chance."

"While that opportunity is there and it is mathematically possible, we have got to try and exert pressure on Dunfermline."

"We might come up short but we have got to give it a go.  We have nothing to lose."

February's League 1 Player of the Month, Rory McAllister, who netted a first half hat-trick on his last visit to Stenhousemuir, sits out the match through suspension, as does SImon Ferry.

McInally was delighted to see the Blue Toon marksman come in for recognition this week, but played down his own achievement, after scooping the manager's prize for the second month in a row.

The modest manager added: "The award means nothing to me but I think the players deserve an enormous amount of credit and I basically accept this on behalf of them because what they have done in these past few months has just been fantastic."

"I am chuffed for Rory that he got the award. He might have been feeling sorry for himself after our other two forwards got awards recently."

"But Rory just continually scores goals, which catches the attention of people, so he deserves it."

"I am chuffed for all the players at the club because the award I got is on behalf of them."