Peterhead’s former Partick Thistle and Queen of the South midfielder Andy McCarthy reckons that getting himself fitter than ever will see him break his duck in front of goal after drawing a blank in over 50 games.
The 21-year-old was a stand-out for the Jags when they were in the Premiership under Alan Archibald however McCarthy fell out of favour when Gary Caldwell took over at Firhill and he was let go last summer.
A hip problem blighted his time at the Doonhamers and when McCarthy moved to the Blue Toon in January the problem flared up after just three games however the lockdown worked in the Balmoor midfielder’s favour and he is in the best condition of the career.
Peterhead start their season at Dundee United on Saturday and after going three and a half years without ever finding the net McCarthy would love to get this campaign off to a flyer at Tannadice by bagging a goal.
McCarthy said: “I have never felt better even when I was a full-time player. During lockdown the Peterhead fitness coach Stuart Hogg was a great support to me and he has helped me get fitter and fitter.”
“I have not been able to get about a pitch in the manner I would like in the past couple of weeks however I have been doing that in pre-season. I managed to get a goal in a friendly last weekend but I know that I have to start scoring at a senior level.”
“The fact that I can get into the opponents’ box nowadays must give me a better chance.”
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