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Injured pair set to miss out as Blue Toon eye sixth straight win

Fri 08 Mar 2019

Former Dundee Utd and Ross County forward Dow is unlikely to feature against Annan Former Dundee Utd and Ross County forward Dow is unlikely to feature against Annan

Jamie Stevenson and Ryan Dow are set to miss Peterhead’s League 2 match against Annan.

Both players suffered injuries in Tuesday’s win at Cowdenbeath and had to be replaced early in the second half.

Blue Toon manager Jim McInally said: “Our physio will get a better look at both players tomorrow but neither will play against Annan, that is for sure.”

“We just need to get them checked out to see how they are but it is always difficult playing a second midweek game in a row.”

“For Jamie’s hamstring injury, I just hope he suffered a bit of cramp rather than a proper tear but we do have good strength and depth so we will not moan about it.”

The 3-1 success at Central Park signalled a fifth straight victory for McInally’s men, who have found their best form during a busy period.

The run has seen Peterhead move five points clear at the top but McInally is wary of fourth-top Annan, who won the reverse fixture in January.

The Balmoor boss continued:  “I was not really expecting us to win five games but now we need to try and make it six.”

“Annan will probably be our toughest proposition because they beat us well down there so we feel as if we owe them one.”

 “They took points off the top three in the last quarter and they are certainly well capable of doing it again so we will need to play well.”

Peterhead showed character and determintaion at Central Park, coming from behind to beat the Blue Brazil for the second midweek in a row.

David Cox gave Gary Bollan’s team an early lead but Shane Sutherland levelled before Rory McAllister’s double aided the Blue Toon’s title push.

McInally added: “It was pleasing to come back after falling behind.”

”We started the game well but Cowdenbeath are a different proposition on their own pitch and we lost a goal.”

”But the experienced players were shouting at the rest not to panic and to stay calm and we quickly got back into it and for the rest of the first half I thought we were really good.”

”The two injuries disrupted us at the start of the second half but we put Simon Ferry and Derek Lyle on and we saw the game out well.”