Club News

Blue Toon have point to prove against Brechin

Fri 04 Nov 2016

Avenging their painful League 1 loss to Brechin is Peterhead's target when the sides meet in the north east on Saturday.

The Blue Toon suffered a 2-1 defeat at Glebe Park in September, despite enjoying the lion's share of possession.

Rory McAllister gave the Balmoor team the lead but Brechin scored near the end of both halves to claim an unlikely victory, Ally Love levelling just before the interval and Andy Jackson's netting the winner in the 84th minute.

Peterhead manager Jim McInally admitted that result hurt the players and they are determined to make amends in the reverse fixture.

McInally said: "That was one of those defeats that rankled with everybody."

"There was a lot of anger in the dressing room afterwards because we felt we had let each other down."

"On Saturday, we will have a point to prove against Brechin and the players are out to make amends for that result."

Peterhead will go into the Balmoor clash on a high after a trio of victories against Airdrie, Albion Rovers and Stranraer respectively.

Stability has been key in the team's turnaround, with the Blue Toon shipping just one goal in those three matches.

McInally continued: "A lot of the goals we conceded in the first part of the season came from individual mistakes from all areas of the team."

"When your confidence is low, your decision-making is not so good and that was why we were letting in a few cheap goals."

"But, in general, our defending from open play has been okay and we have tidied up a bit in recent weeks, which has been pleasing."

The injured Jamie Redman misses out on facing his former club but Steven Noble, who came off in the second half against Stranraer, has been passed fit to play.

 

By Glenn Moir