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Assistant manager calls for consistency to be maintained

Thu 17 Jan 2019

Russell McLean scored the second goal against Albion Rovers last Saturday Russell McLean scored the second goal against Albion Rovers last Saturday

Peterhead assistant manager Davie Nicholls insists the Blue Toon must maintain the same consistency in the second half of the League 2 campaign.

The Balmoor men have reached the halfway point of the season and sit second in the table on 44 points.

Winning their game in hand would see them replace Edinburgh at the top on goal difference.

But Clyde are also in the title hunt and Nicholls has stressed the need for Peterhead to keep up their form.

Nicholls said: “Edinburgh have invested in their team and they are picking up wins just about every week.”

“That means our players need to do the same, which they are more than capable of.”

“Clyde are hot on our heels as well but our lads are under no illusions about what it is going to take.”

“They have shown a great attitude so far this season and they need to continue to be positive and stay focused to get the job done.”

It was points over performance for Peterhead against Albion Rovers last weekend.

An untidy encounter was settled by two second half goals, Ryan Dow and Russell McLean on target in Coatbridge.

Nicholls continued: “It is just really important that when you go to places like Cliftonhill, you dig it out.”

“Realistically, it is not about the performance there but you have to be ready for a battle.”

“The first half was tight and the wind was a big factor but I thought we were a bit passive.”

“Albion were energetic, which was to be expected because they are quite a young side, but we stepped it up in the second half and were much better.”