Peterhead head to top of the league Falkirk this afternoon with manager Jim McInally asking his Blue Toon players to do themselves justice against the Bairns.
McInally explained: “We drew with Falkirk at our place on the opening day of last season and we deserved it. However in the three games that followed we were disappointing. In everyone we gave away cheap goals and gave them away early. We handed the initiative over to Falkirk and never did enough in any game to get back into them.”
“If I was a Falkirk fan and only watched those three games I would be expecting an easy time of things this afternoon. It is a difficult fixture at the home of a full time team but my message to the Peterhead players is to show Falkirk that they are decent players who can make a game of it against them.”
“We have not shown Falkirk that we can play decent football and give them problems in defence since that first game last August. This would be a great time to show what we can do.”
Peterhead travel to The Falkirk Stadium after a 1-0 defeat from Forfar with Jim focusing on the positives as he explained: “If you look at the two halves against Dumbarton the week before when we won 1-0 and then the two halves against Forfar I reckon that our best 45 minutes was the second half last weekend.”
“We actually played really well but we could not score. If we play like that again for the full 90 minutes but add an attacking edge I will be pleased.”
Peterhead Team News
Simon Ferry and Isaac Layne both returned to training this week after injury however this game has come too soon for the duo and they Josh Mulligan in missing out.
Falkirk Team News
Aidan Keena and Scott Mercer are set to miss out for the table-toppers.
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