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Hampden hero reckons League 1 should hold no fears

Tue 07 May 2019

Hampden hero Jack Leitch insists League 1 should hold no fears for promoted Peterhead.

The Blue Toon will return to the SPFL’s third tier after winning League 2 on the final day of the season. 

Leitch hit both goals at the national stadium to complete a memorable campaign and having played up a level with Airdrie, he believes the Balmoor men have the ability to cause teams problems.

Leitch said: “With this group of players and the talent we have here, I think we should do well.”

“I have played in League 1 with Airdrie and it is a tough league.”

“But honestly I don’t think there is much between teams like ourselves, Airdrie, Montrose and Forfar.”

“Raith are full-time but might yet go up through the play-offs.” 

“Falkirk have just come down but I would imagine they will stay full-time so it will be a great opportunity to go and play there.” 

“I am really looking forward to it.” 

Leitch has certainly saved his best form for the most important part of the season.

From his attacking midfield role, the 23 year old netted five times in Peterhead’s last four matches including a brace against Queen’s Park. 

Leitch settled Peterhead nerves by heading in the opener and his close-range effort just before half-time wrapped up the title triumph.

Leitch said: “It was special for me getting the two goals.” 

“I thought my header was going to bounce straight back off the post even though I made a good connection.”

“For the second one, I could not miss because it was a great ball in from Scott Brown and I was just about a yard out.”

“It will stay with me for a  long time.  This is the first medal I have won so it is special.”