Peterhead v Falkirk – Match Preview

Apr 20, 2021

Peterhead manager Jim McInally is looking for his side to shrug off the disappointment of not making the top five by seeing off table-topping Falkirk at Balmoor tonight

McInally said: “Our 2-1 defeat to East Fife on Saturday means that we will be in the bottom five. We are where we are and we have to accept that. We cannot dwell on it so we will move on. We still need points to be safe and that is what we will be focusing on against a Falkirk side who will probably be feeling a bit of pressure at the moment after losing to Cove Rangers at the weekend and will be looking to put that right.”

“We know that if we play like we did for the first half hour at East Fife for the full game that we will give any team in this league a hard game. We have shown in patches recently what we are capable of and I have asked the players to hit that high level of performance for a full game.”

“In open play on Saturday we defended really well however conceding too many corners and free-kicks was our undoing. We looked to have weathered the storm at the start of the second half however Andrew McDonald’s red card and then a substitute not picking up the man he was allocated at a corner changed everything.”

Peterhead Team News

Andrew McDonald will sit the game out due to a suspension after the defender was dismissed during the East Fife game on Saturday. Knee injuries keep Gary Fraser and Alan Cook on the side-lines with a groin problem seeing Ryan Conroy also sit out.

Falkirk Team News

The Bairns are without the injured Paul Dixon, Ben Hall, Charlie Telfer, Anton Dowds and Aidan Connolly however Sean Kelly should return.

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