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Goals shared around squad pleases boss

Thu 28 Sep 2017

The Blue Toon have become less dependent on Rory McAllister's goals so far this season The Blue Toon have become less dependent on Rory McAllister's goals so far this season


Peterhead have scored in all of their matches so far - but what has pleased Jim McInally most is how the goals have been spread around the squad.

From the Balmoor club's 13 fixtures in all competitions, they have netted at least once.

In previous campaigns, the Blue Toon have relied heavily on their top marksman Rory McAllister to see off the opposition.

But that has not been the case this term, with 13 different players already getting on the scoresheet.

McInally said: "It is good that more players are chipping in with goals."

"Rory has been playing well, despite not being 100% fit, and I actually detect a change in his game."

"He is bringing team-mates into play more often, making chances for them and creating space with his movement."

"It augurs well for us because we have spread the goals around since we started the season in July and we have still managed to find the net even when Rory has not played."

"I just think that once Rory gets going, we will be even better because we all know what he is like once he gets on a run."

"He played 90 minutes last Saturday and had two good sessions this week so things are looking good for Rory and for us."

Peterhead have scored seven goals without reply after emphatic away victories against Cowdenbeath and Edinburgh City respectively.

Those wins have hauled McInally's men up to second in League 2 and boosted morale ahead of Berwick's Balmoor visit this weekend.

The Blue Toon manager added: "The players are feeling good about themselves and the confidence is there."

"As I keep harping on to them, if you take away the couple of defeats which came last month, it has been a terrific start."

"We have won a lot of games from the three different competitions and winning 4-0 and 3-0 is only good for the players' belief."

"We have done it with players missing and now that injuries are beginning to clear up, hopefully we can keep the momentum going."


By Glenn Moir