Club News

Blue Toon boss hoping stability can help achieve target

Thu 02 Nov 2017


Chopping and changing managers seems to be a trend in League 2.

But Peterhead boss Jim McInally, who has been in charge at Balmoor for more than six years, is glad he has the chance to right the wrongs of last season.

This week, Clyde parted company with former Annan boss Jim Chapman and Billy Brown resigned at bottom of the table Cowdenbeath, where he was previously Gary Locke’s assistant.

Berwick Rangers and Edinburgh City have already made changes since the start of the season while Elgin were forced to find a replacement for Jim Weir, who moved on to Forfar.

McInally, determined to guide the Blue Toon back up at the first attempt following relegation, said: “Clubs like Clyde have high expectations and I know they certainly thought they would be challenging.”

“I spoke to Jim after we played them recently and he was told they would need to be fighting it out at the top.”

“Therefore I was not really surprised at Clyde’s decision this week.”

The Peterhead boss continued: “Billy Brown stepped in to help out Cowdenbeath last season and I did not think he would wait around too long because he was not enjoying it.”

“You just hope the stability that we have can help us.”

“The players love playing for Peterhead, they get well looked after and we have got a really good spirit back again this season so hopefully we can see it through.”

“But sometimes a change of manager can help other teams so we need to be wary of that.”

“There will be a lot of Peterhead supporters wishing we had changed also but I want to make up for last season.”


By Glenn Moir