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Forfar are in a false position - Jim McInally

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Peterhead manager Jim McInally is not getting taken in by Forfar’s lowly position in the League 1 table and fully expects a tough afternoon at Station Park.

Jim said: “I am not getting fooled by Forfar being at the bottom of the table. They are in a false position and one that their new manager Stuart Malcolm will be keen to fix as soon as possible. They were a club that reached the play-offs just a few months ago and were looking to get into the Championship.”

“They lost a couple of players during the summer however their former manager Jim Weir recruited well, and they will come good. Our job is to ensure that they do not come good against us.”

Malcolm picked his first point in midweek with a gutsy display at Stark’s Park and Jim reckons that could be the platform he is looking for to build on.

Jim said: “They went to a Raith Rovers side in midweek, who would have gone top if they had beaten them and secured a point in a goalless draw. They will take confidence from that.”

The Blue Toon are looking to bounce back after exiting the Scottish Cup to the Kirkcaldy side last weekend with Jim adding: “We played really well last weekend and that was also acknowledged by the opposition who said that they could not understand how they won the game. We created chances and missed chances, hit the post and should have had one or two penalties.”

“It is nice to talk about how well we played but in the cold light of day Raith Rovers are through and we were out. I want us to play well again in this game but turn all the good work we do into goals.”

“We want three points and a nine-point advantage on Forfar and the only way we can do that is by winning at Station Park.”

The Blue Toon add the fit again Jamie Stevenson and Scott Brown but miss the suspended Jason Brown.