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Simon keeping it simple, says Jim

Thu 25 Feb 2016

Goalscorers generally steal the headlines but Jim McInally is hailing the key contribution of a player, who has yet to find the net for Peterhead.

Midfielder Simon Ferry is seen as a key cog in the Blue Toon wheel, patrolling the centre of the pitch.

The 28 year old has made 18 appearances for the Balmoor club, since leaving Dundee in the summer.

Leighton McIntosh and Shane Sutherland have scooped League 1 Player of the Month awards this season while Rory McAllister tops the scoring charts.

However, Ferry’s form has not gone unnoticed, with his manager delighted with his impact.

McInally told Waves Radio Sport: “Simon is massive for us in many ways.”

“Sometimes it is not seen but he is a great defensive midfield player, apart from the fact he keeps the ball and he keeps everything moving.”

“”He is a good talker and organiser and encourages players to go and press the ball when it is on to do it.”

“He has been a terrific signing.”

Ferry featured for Dundee in their opening day win at Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership in August.

But, later that month, the former Portsmouth and Swindon player parted company with the Dens Park club by mutual consent and the Blue Toon have been the beneficiaries..

McInally continued: “The key to Simon is keeping him fit.”

“We have been fortunate that most of the time, he has been fit and that is why sometimes we look after him by taking him off and resting him if we ever get the chance.”

“Simon is a key player for us and the other players certainly relate to him, that is for sure.”

Read the preview for Saturday’s match against Brechin tomorrow.