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Aberdeen workout aids Blue Toon’s preparations

Wed 03 Jul 2019

Dons teenager Ethan Ross closely watched by Peterhead stalwart Jamie Stevenson Dons teenager Ethan Ross closely watched by Peterhead stalwart Jamie Stevenson

Peterhead assistant manager Davie Nicholls believes the Blue Toon’s workout against Aberdeen will stand them in good stead for the new season.

The Balmoor men impressed in the first half and were unlucky not to be awarded a spot-kick.

The Dons eventually took over and goals from Sam Cosgrove and Shay Logan either side of half-time gave them a 2-0 victory. 

Nicholls said: “It was really good of Aberdeen to bring their first string along.”

“It was really good competition and I thought our players, particularly in the first half, were excellent.”

“Aberdeen were always going to have the majority of the possession but we dug in and looked dangerous at times.”

“We should have had a penalty in the first half but near the end our lads were getting tired and you saw the quality Aberdeen could bring off their bench.”

“I am sure they will have a good season but we are looking to have a good season as well.”

“The players have come back from their break really fit and we are just looking forward to the new campaign now.”

Midfielder Gary Fraser is the latest player added to the Blue Toon squad, following the arrivals of Scott Hooper and Aidan Smith from Annan.

Nicholls remains hopeful of further signings before the beginning of the season, which starts on the 13th July against Cove Rangers in the Betfred Cup.

The Balmoor number two added:  “We are still looking at the market and we will see what comes of it.”

“We are striving to bring some players in just to bolster the squad.”

“We do have a good squad here with really good players but we still feel we are a bit short in a couple of areas.”