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Simon says title race will go the distance

Mon 19 Feb 2018

Ferry will miss Peterhead’s match against Annan on Tuesday Ferry will miss Peterhead’s match against Annan on Tuesday

Peterhead midfielder Simon Ferry reckons the League 2 title race will go right to the wire.

The Blue Toon have a dozen fixtures remaining, starting at Annan tomorrow, as they bid to win the same trophy they claimed in 2013/14.

The Aberdeenshire team need to surpass Montrose, who remain six points ahead having played two extra games.

At the turn of the year, Peterhead were on an excellent run and looked favourites to pull clear but postponements and a dip in form have kept Stewart Petrie’s men in front.

Ferry said: “It looks like nothing will be decided until the end of the season.”

“We have got 12 games left so fair play to Montrose, they have stuck at it the whole season.”

“We were on a great run and then we got some cancelled games, which was a bit of a killer for us. But we need to pick ourselves back up and keep going.”

Injuries have hindered Peterhead’s charge and attempts to bolster a mainly young squad have proved a challenge.

Consequently, selection options have been restricted with the Blue Toon naming just three outfield substitutes in their last two home matches.

Ferry added: “Everyone says Peterhead pay the most money and whatever else but it is hard to get players to come up.”

“When you look at our squad, there are a lot of young lads like Aidan McIlduff, Jack Leitch, Russell McLean and Aaron Norris.”

“We do not have a big squad and it is not easy so we are relying on the young boys to do their bit.”

“But obviously it would be great to get the likes of Jamie Stevenson and Willie Gibson back because they make a big difference.”

Gibson, free from suspension, will return for the trip to Galabank while Jack Leitch could feature after illness.

Ferry said: “This is a busy spell but it is great because, as a football player, you want to play games.”

“It is a pity for me the Annan game is on astroturf because I cannot really play on that surface but the games are coming thick and fast and with boys coming back from injury and suspension, it will be good to use the squad.”


By Glenn Moir