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Deputy defender Brown keen for injuries to clear up

Wed 07 Feb 2018

Former St Johnstone midfielder operated at full back last Saturday Former St Johnstone midfielder operated at full back last Saturday

Peterhead midfielder Scott Brown has admitted deputising in defence is tough work and that he will be glad when the squad returns to full strength.

The former St Johnstone man filled in at right back in last weekend’s defeat to League 2 leaders Montrose to relieve an injury crisis.

Jason Brown and Jamie Stevenson are Blue Toon boss Jim McInally’s main options for that role.

But with the latter sidelined due to a hamstring strain and former Inverness Caley rookie Brown covering at centre-back for the injured Mason Robertson, 23 year old Brown was drafted into the Blue Toon backline.

Brown, bandaged up after a first-half head knock, said: “Getting a few players back would definitely help.”

“It is quite tough playing out of position and not something I particularly enjoy.”

“Obviously I will do it for the team and try my best but it would be good to get everybody back so that the lads can revert to their natural positions.”

“You lose the balance of the team when players are moved about and it is hard because I had never played right back before until I came to Peterhead.”

“It is not natural for me to know the positions I need to be in and I feel someone more accustomed to playing there would give us a better balance.”

Regardless of who is picked this weekend, Peterhead will look to steady themselves after a slight wobble, which has seen them lose two of their last three matches.

The Aberdeenshire team still have a couple of games in hand but trail Montrose by four points ahead of their visit to Edinburgh, who they have beaten on both occasions this season.

James McDonaugh’s men have certainly improved, however, after racking up three wins from their last five fixtures, form not lost on Brown.

Brown said; “We have done well against Edinburgh so far but we expect a tough game because their results have picked up since their new manager has come in.”

“If we play to our capabilities, we can certainly pick up the three points but we need to be careful.”

“We are not going there hoping Montrose slip up in their match because everything is still in our own hands but if they do drop points then we need to make sure we are there to take advantage.”

 

By Glenn Moir