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Peterhead boss not expecting Albion to be cautious

Fri 12 Apr 2019

Rory McAllister is expected to be recalled to the starting line-up Rory McAllister is expected to be recalled to the starting line-up

Edinburgh and Clyde clash this weekend but Peterhead manager Jim McInally says that result will seem less meaningful if his men overcome Albion Rovers.

Six points clear, the Blue Toon can take another step towards the League 2 title by seeing off Kevin Harper’s team, who are fighting to avoid the pyramid play-offs.

McInally said: “What is really important is that we win our game and then we can look elsewhere to see what has happened.”

“First and foremost, we have got to try and pick up three points against a team that are fighting for their lives.”

“I think I prefer it that way, knowing that we will be up against a side that will have an edge about them.”

“We know if we can win, there is not a lot that the other teams can do about it.”

“Two wins and a draw from our remaining games will get us over the line. Obviously, we will look to win all four games but we know what the target is and it is really in our own hands.”

Albion were beaten 4-0 by Queen’s Park last weekend but their form has improved under Harper, who was recently named the March manager of the month.

Rovers have clambered off bottom spot and will look to stay ahead of Berwick to retain their SPFL status.

McInally continued: “Albion have been playing a 4-4-2 system for a while now and that makes sense because when you get to the business end of a season, sometimes you are better off playing with a couple of strikers.”

“It gives you a better chance to win games rather than steal games but last week perhaps they got caught out by being a bit short elsewhere.”

“Generally though if you can go and win games, it will keep you up and I am sure that Albion feel if they keep playing attacking players it will give them a better chance of survival.”

“With that in mind, I would imagine they will look to come and play rather than just sit in for 90 minutes.“

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