Club News

Blue Toon aiming to suck Queen's Park into the dogfight

Thu 06 Apr 2017

Peterhead manager Jim McInally is calling on his team to drag Queen's Park into the relegation dogfight in League 1.

An away victory at Hampden would reduce the gap on the sixth-placed Spiders to three points.

The Blue Toon, despite being on their poorest run of the season, do have a good record against Gas MacPherson's side and won 4-0 in their last meeting.

McInally said: "It's a last chance for us to reel in Queen's Park."

"They are a team we can catch and the only way to do that is to beat them on Saturday."

"We have the opportunity to cut the gap to three points so we need to give it everything we have got."

"Our recent record against Queen's Park is pretty good, as is our record at Hampden, but that means nothing at the moment."

"We just need to put three points on the board and it really does not matter how we get them."

Too many draws have proved very costly for second-bottom Peterhead, with six of their last nine matches finishing all square and the other three ending in defeat.

In a bid to turn one point into three, McInally is demanding a more attack-minded approach from his men.

The Blue Toon boss said: "We just need to go for it and I have told the players that."

"Had we turned some of those draws into wins, even if it meant losing a few, we would be miles better off."

"The results we have had in the past couple of months would have been more acceptable if we were higher up the table."

"It has been a strange run but on Saturday, it will be a case of throwing caution to the wind and hopefully we will get the win we need."

By Glenn Moir