Jim in no mood for Peterhead to be sacrificed

May 4, 2020

Peterhead manager Jim McInally is adamant that it will not be acceptable for three ‘wee’ teams to be thrown under a bus in reconstruction talks just to save others from relegation.

A 14-14-14 structure has been proposed by SPFL League 2 sides and if it was accepted Hearts would win a reprieve from moving to the Championship with Partick Thistle staying in the second level of Scottish football.

Stranraer would still move to the new style bottom flight however they would be joined by this season’s League 1 rivals Clyde, Peterhead and Forfar in a division that would also contain the ten clubs that made up League 2 in this campaign.

McInally reckons that thoughts of the new approach should be killed off as he explained: “How anybody can support relegating three teams is acceptable is beyond me. We started last season knowing what would happen if we finished in certain places and that cannot be changed now.”

“I am not against reconstruction but I am against a reconstruction that sees three teams that were not due to be relegated going down and two teams who were due to be relegated saved.”

“Just because some people class Clyde, Peterhead and Forfar as ‘wee’ teams does not mean they can just be sacrificed.”

© Craig Stewart/ Peterhead Football Club