Club News

New faces poised for trip to improved Cowden

Fri 14 Sep 2018

Peterhead won all four games against Cowdenbeath last season but boss Jim McInally has warned that Saturday’s opponents are much improved.

Gary Bollan’s team finished bottom of League 2 and narrowly escaped demotion from the SPFL after winning the pyramid play-off final against Cove Rangers in May.

McInally said: “Gary has really strengthened in the summer.”

“I think Cowdenbeath are trying to make sure what happened last season does not happen again.”

“They have brought in good experience in Martin Scott and the left-back Jason Talbot, who I believe is too good for this league.”

“Gary also has a couple of strong boys up front so it will be a tough game.”

Peterhead are poised to give a debut to new loan signing Ryan Dow while Mick Dunlop is ready to start his first match after overcoming an injury.

McInally continued: “We have not got a reserve team to give Mick the game time so he will just need to play games.”

“Paddy Boyle is also fit and goes into the squad so we are getting there and hopefully Mick’s experience will get him by until we get him up to speed.”

Midfielder Scott Brown was on the scoresheet on one of the Blue Toon’s visits to Central Park last season.

The 23 year old former St Johnstone man is expecting a much different match compared to last week’s IRN-BRU Cup clash against Bohemians.

Brown said: “It will probably be a more up-and-at-them game compared to the Bohemians match.”

“We will need to roll our sleeves up and hopefully get the victory because these are the types of fixtures you need to deal with to have a chance of winning League 2.”