Club News

Ton-up Toon bidding to force another title twist

Thu 12 Apr 2018

Peterhead manager hoping still to be smiling after the 28th April Peterhead manager hoping still to be smiling after the 28th April

Jim McInally watched Montrose go top of the table this week but the Blue Toon boss is still hopeful there can be a late twist in the League 2 title race.

The Angus outfit won their game in hand at Cowdenbeath to pull three points clear with three games remaining.

It is Peterhead’s turn to face Cowden on Saturday as they look to win what is left and turn the heat up on Stewart Petrie’s team.

McInally said: “You never know what could happen.”

“That is why we have got to keep on winning to put that pressure on Montrose.”

“I watched them on Tuesday night and you could see they are team playing with confidence and with a desire to go on and win the title.”

“We need to ask the question of Montrose that if anything goes wrong for them in the next three games, we are there to try and take advantage.”

The pendulum swung in Montrose’s favour last month when they defeated the Blue Toon at Links Park.

McInally’s men have responded in fine fashion though, reeling off wins against Annan, Clyde and Berwick to move on to 100 goals in all competitions for the season.

The Balmoor boss said: “Our mindset is just to go out and do what we have been doing.”

“We scored our 100th goal last week at Berwick, which is a fantastic achievement over the course of a season, and we will be looking to add to that tally over the last three games.”

“Credit to our players for bouncing back because we said after the Montrose result that we need to win all of our remaining six games.”

“We are halfway there although we are still second favourites because Montrose have been relentless in their pursuit of the title.”

“Our aim is to push them to the limit and make sure it goes down to the last minute on the last day.”


By Glenn Moir