Club News

The View from the Other Side - Peterhead v Falkirk

Fri 10 Jan 2020

David McCracken David McCracken

A familiar face returns to Balmoor this Saturday when Falkirk pitch up on League 1 business and he cannot wait to meet old friends and then disappoint them.

David McCracken joined Peterhead as a player in the summer of 2017 and stayed long enough to become the club's coach working alongside manager Jim McInally and his assistant David Nicholls. However, in November 2019 one of McCracken's former clubs, Falkirk, came calling with the offer of a co-manager role alongside former Scotland striker Lee Miller on a trial basis.

The trial was passed and the now permanently appointed McCracken is looking for Falkirk to leave Balmoor with three points as he explained: "I am looking forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces and having a chat with Jim and Davie. There are guys on the Board and people behind the scenes that I want to say thanks to as well. However, after the objective of the visit is to get three points for Falkirk and that is what I intend to achieve even if it disappoints some old friends."

Despite being well-versed in all things Peterhead McCracken is still wary of his former boss saying: “I do have inside knowledge as I was at Balmoor until very recently. I worked with the manager and the players and know lots of things about them however Jim Will recognise that.”

“He may well look to pull a surprise with a different formation or different personnel from what we are expecting. As well as my knowledge we have done the same level of scouting and obtaining footage as we would for every game so it is not a case of going to Peterhead under-prepared.”

McCracken added: “Peterhead will miss Simon Ferry as he is a massive player for them. They will look to make up for that and I am sure that Jim and Davie will have a plan in place.”

Falkirk have Ben Hall available following his move from Partick Thistle with Ross McLean available again after returning to training this week following injury.