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Get to the Game - Peterhead versus Dumbarton, Balmoor Stadium, Saturday, January 25 - 3.00pm

Fri 24 Jan 2020

Jason Brown Jason Brown

Let's keep moving positively says manager McInally

Peterhead take on Dumbarton with manager Jim McInally determined to build on the positivity that has been growing this week.

The Blue Toon lost 3-1 at home to Falkirk a fortnight ago and that disappointment was quickly added to by the news that club captain Rory McAllister had asked for a transfer with the 32-year-old joining Cove Rangers shortly afterwards.
However, Jim, who signed Andrew McCarthy from Queen of the South just before the Falkirk game, has moved into the transfer market again to bring Alan Cook in from Stenhousemuir and former Hamilton Accies striker
Steven Boyd from East Fife.

These moves together with positive discussions with Simon Ferry over a new contract has lifted everyone at the club and now Dumbarton are in the Blue Toon’s sights.

Jim said: “Everyone felt a bit down because of the Falkirk game and then hearing that Rory wanted a transfer. However, the response from the players has been terrific in training and the reaction from the club has been good as we moved quickly to get new players in and talk to others about staying longer.”

“There has been a freshness in training with the new boys there as they are all keen to show that they should be starting and to be honest the Dumbarton game cannot come quick enough”

Dumbarton have been a thorn in Peterhead’s side this season with the Sons coming from two goals down to win 3-2 in the first meeting before winning the second encounter 1-0 on a day when the Balmoor men made, and missed, a host of chances.

Jim said: “We started that first game really well and I still maintain that if it was two nil at the break then we would have won the game. Instead we lost a goal just before the interval and then shortly into the restart we lost Simon to an injury and these two events unsettled us.”

“Fair play to Dumbarton for coming back into things but it is a game we should have taken something from. That is the same feeling I have from the second game as well.”

Jim took in Dumbarton’s brave Scottish Cup performance at Aberdeen last weekend and he said: “They were unlucky not to force a replay. They did not create a lot however they were really well organised as you would expect from a Jim Duffy said.”

“They will come here with that same level of organisation and it is up to us to get the better of that. With what I have seen from the squad I believe that we can do that.”

New signing Cook is a slight doubt however Boyd is in line for his debut as Aidan Smith has been ruled out. Paddy Boyle and Ben Armour are available after knocks however David Ferguson and Ferry are suspended.


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Entry Prices
Ground – Adult £14, Concession £7, Child Free Of Charge
Stand – Adult £16, Concession £9, Child £2
Where you will find us
Peterhead Football Club Ltd
Balmoor Stadium, Balmoor Terrace, Peterhead  AB42 1EQ
All fans are welcome in the newly refurbished Social Club Bar and the brand new 'Coffee Shop at Balmoor' before and after the game