Club News

Forfar look to build on draw at Raith

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Stuart Malcolm who took over at Station Park earlier this month has seen enough in his first two games in charge to be confident that Forfar will climb off the foot of the League 1 table as soon as confidence starts flowing through his side.

The Loons, who lost 3-1 to Dumbarton in the Scottish Cup last Saturday, host Peterhead today with spirits raised after a goalless draw with title chasing Raith Rovers on Tuesday night with Malcolm saying: “It was a good solid performance at Dumbarton for 70 minutes but it was a good solid performance at Raith Rovers for the entire game.”

“The players were strong and resilient throughout and the longer the game went on the more I thought we could nick a goal. We are still lacking confidence when we go forward and seem to make the wrong decisions however the right decisions and confidence will come.”

“I firmly believe that the more confident we get the better we will be as an attacking team.”

As for facing the Blue Toon, Malcolm said: “I have seen Peterhead a number of times over the past year and obviously my coaching staff know them well. Barry Sellars knows them from Forfar playing against them and Martyn Fotheringham knows them from their tussles with Montrose so we will be well-prepared.”

“Peterhead are a side with good quality throughout their side. Simon Ferry is a terrific midfielder and Rory McAllister remains capable of scoring goals. We will need to be every bit as dogged and determined as we were against Raith Rovers to get something from this game. “

Jordan Kirkpatrick is out for Forfar with a knee injury.