Club News

Nominations success for the Blue Two-on!

Thu 28 Apr 2016

Peterhead manager  Jim McInally and striker Rory McAllister have both been nominated for PFA end-of-season awards.

McInally has been shortlisted for the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year award, and is joined by other nominees Jim McIntyre (Ross County), Mark Warburton (Rangers) and Peter Houston (Falkirk).  If McInally goes on to win the award, it would be the first time that a manager in the third tier of Scottish football has done so.

Rory McAllister, meanwhile, is challenging for the League One Player of the Year award. He faces competition from Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline), Joe Cardle (Dunfermline) and Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath).

It's not the only award that McAllister and El Bakhtaoui are going head-to-head for.  They are both mounting serious challenges for the Golden Boot in Scottish League One. At the time of writing, both men have netted twenty-two times this season. The Blue Toon striker has also turned provider on eight separate occasions throughout the campaign.

As the season reaches its conclusion, the Blue Toon have already competed in the Petrofac Training Cup Final and are guaranteed a play-off position in Scottish League One. They still have the chance to finish second if results go their way this upcoming weekend. On their way to securing that opportunity, McInally's men went on an inspired nineteen game unbeaten run in the league, winning thirteen of those matches and drawing six.

The efforts of both men have went a long way towards achieving that. Many will look to McAllister's performance in the second round of the Petrofac Training Cup, when he scored five goals in a match at Championship side Falkirk. It was a night to remember for the Peterhead frontman, and showcased the prolific skillset that his side have benefitted from all season.

The awards ceremony will take place this Sunday at PFA Scotland's annual awards dinner in Glasgow. By that point, Peterhead will have played their final game of the season at league winners Dunfermline, and will know exactly where they stand heading into the playoffs.