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Blue Toon assistant boss calls for calm

Thu 24 Oct 2019

Ben Armour shields the ball from a Falkirk opponent in last week's 4-0 defeat Ben Armour shields the ball from a Falkirk opponent in last week's 4-0 defeat

Assistant manager Davie Nicholls has called for calm as Peterhead aim to arrest a slump in form.

The Blue Toon have picked up just one point from their last five matches, slipping to second bottom in League 1.

Falkirk sent the Balmoor side crashing to a 4-0 defeat last weekend but Nicholls has stressed the need for the squad to stay positive.

Nicholls said: "If you look at the league, we are basically a couple of wins from sitting fourth but it is really important that we get back on track and pick up a victory."

"As much as anything, it would give the boys a lift because recently while results have not gone their way, they have been working really hard and it would be a good morale boost for them to get a win.".

The Balmoor number two continued: "The table is still very tight."

"It seems to be that the teams struggling a bit just now are the ones doing all the travelling.  That is not an excuse but the players are working really hard in training."

"They are also working hard in games without getting the breaks but that will turn if they continue to work hard."

Peterhead are on the road again on Saturday as they seek to avenge a 3-2 defeat to Dumbarton in August.

Nicholls has urged the players to focus on facing Jim Duffy's team and not to dwell on their drubbing by the Bairns last time out.

Nicholls said: "Falkirk and Raith are the two main full-time teams in our league and lets not kid ourselves, their budgets will be massive given they have players on loan from the likes of Ross County."

"Really, if you can go there and get anything from those games, that is fantastic.  Of course, we want to be competitive but I think we are in a mini-league with five or six teams."

"We were really disappointed to lose the last game against Dumbarton at home, having put ourselves in a terrific position."

"That was a learning curve from this league where you get punished for being negligent and a bit slack at times."