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Assistant boss calls for bravery and fight

Thu 16 Mar 2017

Peterhead number two Davie Nicholls says the players will need to show bravery and fight to pull away from the League 1 drop zone.

This weekend the Blue Toon visit Coatbridge to take on Albion Rovers in a key relegation battle.

The Balmoor club currently sit eighth in the table, just one place ahead of Darren Young's men, who have two games in hand.

Both teams are in desperate need of a victory, with Jim McInally's side on a six game barren run and Rovers on an even lengthier winless streak.

Nicholls said: "It's a massive game for everybody - Jim, me and the players and we need to be up for the fight."

"The pitch will not be the best but the message will still be the same - get on the ball, be brave, be first to second balls and be ready for a scrap."

"We must not be outbattled. That cannot happen."

The scrap for survival could go right to the wire, although the next fortnight appears pivotal for Peterhead.

After their match against Albion, they welcome seventh-placed Stranraer but the Blue Toon assistant manager is not looking too far ahead.

Nicholls added: "We have eight games left and they are all big."

"You cannot start looking at the fixtures or try to work out how many points will be needed."

"The focus is solely on the next game and trying to beat Albion, who need a win as much as we do."

"Our players need a lift because when you are struggling for results, it can affect confidence so it will be good to have Rory McAllister back for this one."


By Glenn Moir