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Cowdenbeath v Peterhead: Preview

Fri 15 Sep 2017

Willie Gibson is confident Peterhead can get back on the winning trail Willie Gibson is confident Peterhead can get back on the winning trail


Peterhead are targeting a return to winning ways in League 2 after three matches without a victory.

The Blue Toon travel to Cowdenbeath on Saturday, minus a clutch of injured players.

The Balmoor side started the campaign with a couple of wins against Annan and Elgin but have taken one point since in the games against Stenhousemuir, Stirling Albion and Montrose.

However, midfielder Willie Gibson insists their form is no cause for concern ahead of the trip to Central Park.

Gibson said: "If you look at our results in the cups and the start of the league, we have not lost too many games."

"We lost back-to-back games against Stenhousemuir and Stirling Albion and everybody seemed to be pressing the panic button, saying look at Peterhead."

"But I have got no doubts that we will be up there challenging and the boys are feeling the same."

"We just need to take one game at a time, concentrate on that and if we do that, we will be alright."

Peterhead's last visit to Cowdenbeath came midway through their club record 19 game unbeaten streak two seasons ago.

Jim McInally's men won 3-2 that day but both squads have undergone a huge overhaul since.

Actually, Simon Ferry is likely to be the only Peterhead starter from the team that won in February 2016, with Jamie Stevenson and Rory McAllister, who also featured, rated doubtful.

Blue Toon boss Jim McInally said: "Certainly, with Billy Brown being the manager at Cowdenbeath now, they are a well-organised team."

"They have lost a few games but by no more than a goal so it will be a tough match and at this stage of the season, we are still having a look at all the teams in the league."

"I think after the first quarter, you can look back and assess where you are and see how the rest of the teams are doing."

"Cowdenbeath have a lot of loan players from Hearts, Hibs and Partick so we will have to be ready for them."


By Glenn Moir