Peterhead take on Airdrie this afternoon with Balmoor manager Jim McInally warning his men that the Diamonds sparkled from the middle to the front in their last meeting.
Back in August the visiting Lanarkshire side were winning 3-0 before two late Peterhead goals gave the score-line a better complexion with Jim advising: “Airdrie came to our place with a few players missing after a covid issue. The players that were out were defenders however we never got the chance to take advantage of that until late in the game. Airdrie outplayed us that day and I reckon that the display from their midfield and attack was the best I have seen this season.”
“The 3-2 score-line flattered us and we know that we have to play a lot better in this game to get close to them. We believe that we have improved since that meeting and this will be a test of that.”
McInally’s team have picked up eight points from the last 12 and are unbeaten in four outings with the Peterhead manager adding: “A strong run of results in this league can really move you up the table as we have seen. Every single game is really hard but you go into everyone thinking that you have a chance of winning and that is what we will look to do at Airdrie.”
“We have trained really hard this week and I know that we have plenty of energy in our ranks which will help us in this game but we do need to play really well to get anything.”
Team News – Simon Ferry and Niah Payne are added after injury with Ryan Conroy pushing for a starting role after his ankle problem cleared up however Alan Cook, Gary Fraser, on-loan Aberdeen attacker Ryan Duncan and Jordon Brown all miss out.
Attending the game – Entry prices – https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/airdrieonians/
Watching the game on-line – https://dtv.airdriefc.com/home
Programme – match programme v Montrose