Club News

Winger Willie relishing new challenge at Peterhead

Thu 08 Jun 2017


New signing Willie Gibson is determined to ensure Peterhead's stay in League 2 is a brief one.

The 32 year old winger has completed his switch to the Blue Toon, agreeing a season-long contract.

Gibson has dropped down a division to join Jim McInally's relegated squad after leaving Stranraer, where he spent the past 18 months.

But the former Kilmarnock and Queen of the South player is relishing a fresh challenge and is aiming to help guide the Aberdeenshire team back into Scottish football's third tier. 

Gibson said: "It's a relief that it's done and dusted."  

"It was agreed last week but you could not count your chickens until everything was signed and sealed." 

"I see this as a new challenge and I want to play my part in, what will hopefully be, a successful season."

"Peterhead are a club with a great set-up and they look after their players.  Nobody really expected relegation but the aim has to be to go straight back up."

"At the start of every season, I want to be successful but, particularly this year, we have to look to win the league."

The Dumfries-based Active Schools coach encountered mixed fortunes when he faced Peterhead last season.  

Two yellow cards saw him sent off at Balmoor in October but he demonstrated his ability in the 3-3 draw at Stair Park in February by scoring twice.

Gibson continued: "I think Jim must have paid the referee to get me sent off that day because I felt it was harsh."

"It's never a proud moment getting a red card but it's not something I make a habit of."

"I much prefer to be thought of for the game I scored twice in and I will be aiming to chip in with a few goals at Peterhead as well as laying on some for the likes of Rory McAllister."

"Season after season, Rory is always amongst the top scorers so it will be good to play alongside him and the other lads."

"I know the manager is trying to add more new faces to the club and I'm really looking forward to getting started."


By Glenn Moir