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Keeping Elgin forwards quiet key, warns Blue Toon boss

Fri 05 Oct 2018

Blue Toon targeting a fourth straight win in League 2 Blue Toon targeting a fourth straight win in League 2

Peterhead boss Jim McInally admits his team will need to quieten Elgin’s attackers to come out on top in the battle of the former Highland League rivals.

The Blue Toon are chasing a fourth straight win in League 2 when they welcome Gavin Price’s men to Aberdeenshire.

The fixture will complete the first quarter of the campaign and McInally is warning his men to be wary of the threat posed by former Balmoor forward Shane Sutherland.

McInally said: “19 points is as good a haul as we have had in the first quarter of a season in my time at the club.”

“It would be good to win against Elgin to take us on to 22 points but it will be tough because they have good players especially in the forward areas.”

“They have Greg Morrison, who is on loan from Ross County, and of course they have Shane so we will do well to keep them out.”

Although Peterhead have a perfect record on the road this season, their form has been patchy at Balmoor.

The Blue Toon have managed to win two of their four home games, albeit having scored just three goals. 

McInally added: “At home, we need to improve going forward so it will be an interesting game on Saturday but it would be a good one to win.”

“In the last few years, our record against Elgin has been exceptional and that pleases me because there is still that bit of rivalry there between the two clubs.”

“I always remember that in my first season, we lost six goals up there one night but those results spur you on and we have certainly done well since then.”

Following the win at Annan last weekend, Peterhead will welcome back Simon Ferry after the midfielder was not risked on the artificial Galabank surface.