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We have all underperformed, claims honest Strachan

Thu 27 Apr 2017

Blue Toon defender speaking candidly about survival scrap Blue Toon defender speaking candidly about survival scrap

Ryan Strachan has admitted a lack of confidence is threatening Peterhead's place in League 1.

The Blue Toon head to champions Livingston this weekend aiming to pick up a positive result and stay ahead of Stenhousemuir.

Just two points separate the Balmoor club and Stenny at the bottom of the table after the Warriors won the basement battle last Saturday.

Peterhead are out of form going into their remaining two fixtures, having won just once since January.

But they did pick up maximum points on their last visit to West Lothian and are plotting a repeat victory to spoil Livi's post-match trophy party.

Strachan said: "We won at Livingston in November."

"I remember it because I injured my knee in that game but the fact we have beaten them is a positive."

"There will be a big crowd there and Livingston will want to put on a show for their fans, which is maybe not a good thing for us."

"They will get the trophy after the game as well."

"Although we have won there, our morale was different back then to what it is now but we do need to be positive going into Saturday."

Mathematically, Peterhead can still catch eighth-placed Stranraer and free themselves entirely from the threat of demotion.

However, staving off Stenhousemuir is the Blue Toon's priority ahead of the trip to the title winners and next week's home match against second-top Alloa.

Strachan went on: "It's all about survival now and it does not matter if it's through the play-offs."

"We have just not been at the races. We have not been good enough.  Not one person has even nearly hit the heights of last season."

"We are stuttering and not getting what we need from matches so it is a worry."

By Glenn Moir