Club News

Peterhead ready for Airdrie clash

Fri 31 Mar 2017

Peterhead manager Jim McInally has admitted his team cannot rely on favours from other sides in their quest to avoid relegation.

Two months have past since the Blue Toon last registered a victory in League 1 and the winless run has seen them slide to ninth in the table.

Their survival prospects were not helped by Albion Rovers winning one of their two games in hand on Tuesday to pull four points clear.

However, rather than checking on other results, McInally is fully focused on turning around his own team's fortunes for the remaining six matches.

The Balmoor manager said: "Until we start winning games, we cannot influence anything."

"I think we need to win three or four of our remaining games and if we can do that, we can get ourselves safe."

"We do not worry about what is happening elsewhere. We concentrate on our own matches."

Peterhead welcome promotion play-off chasing Airdrie on Saturday, after their last-gasp draw against Stranraer.

Jamie Redman headed in a stoppage time equaliser last weekend and McInally hopes his players can continue where they left off.

The Blue Toon boss added: "There was a great tempo in training this week and the noise and attitude was fantastic."

"From here on in, we need to start on the front foot in matches and try and make things happen."

"We just need to put everything behind us and as I said after the Stranraer game last week, you can talk about winless runs or whatever but that does not matter."

"What matters is getting the job done and making sure we stay in the league.

Meanwhile, Jamie Redman said: "I have been at Peterhead for six years and there is enough here to get us out of trouble but we need to marry performances and results."

"This club does not belong in the bottom tier of Scottish football but talk is cheap at the moment.  We need to make sure we stay up by doing it on the pitch and we will be judged on the games ahead."

By Glenn Moir