Club News

Challenge on to stay up there, admits gaffer

Thu 07 Dec 2017

Blue Toon boss has seen his team win seven of their last eight games in all competitions Blue Toon boss has seen his team win seven of their last eight games in all competitions

Peterhead have battled their way to the top of League 2 - but boss Jim McInally has admitted his men face a bigger fight to stay there.

The Blue Toon have strung together an impressive run of results to climb above Montrose on goal difference, including Tuesday’s 1-0 victory over title rivals Stirling Albion.

However, with the season not even at the halfway point, McInally is aware there is plenty of hard work ahead.

McInally said: “If you look at the way the league has been, Stirling Albion have dominated it up until the last couple of weeks.”

“Recently, four or five teams have come into the equation so we need to try and retain that consistency we have shown to keep ourselves up there.”

“Basically we need to keep doing what have been doing and taking it one game at a time.”

The Peterhead boss continued: “We have worked so hard to get to the top when you consider we were seven or eight points behind Stirling.”

“Now we find ourselves joint top and it is a nice feeling to be up there, rather than be chasing.”

“After our win on Tuesday, somebody said to me we are there to be shot at now but I would rather that than play catch-up.”

“The players should take confidence from our league position and hopefully they can start playing with a swagger.”

“I just feel if we can stay up there for a couple of weeks, confidence will grow even more and the desire to stay there would be even stronger.”

Next up for Peterhead is a home clash with Clyde, who have changed manager since the sides last met with Danny Lennon replacing Jim Chapman.

McInally added: “It is a big game for us on Saturday and I really mean that.”

“After Tuesday’s win, it is important we try and back that up and I would put the result over the performance any day.”

 

By Glenn Moir