Peterhead defender Flynn Duffy is looking for the support of the home crowd to help secure three points at Balmoor this Saturday.
When asked about playing in front of a home crowd, the on-loan Dundee United man said: “It’s great, they can be the 12th man at times. You know the conditions up here can sometimes make it a little bit harder for the other team and with the supporters behind us it can be even more difficult for opponents.”
Last time out against the Spiders, Jim McInally’s side came out of Glasgow with no points after a 3-2 defeat with goals coming from Hamish Ritchie and Derek Lyle to turn a one goal half-time deficit into a 2-1 lead before Queen’s Park netted twice late on.
Duffy believes Peterhead have the quality to pick up a better result as he explained: “I think we were a bit unlucky. We should’ve got at least a point and we’ll be looking to make that right this week”.
“We will need to defend better because they’re a good team with good players. They are a full-time outfit with a lot of quality but I think if we play our game, do our jobs, win our individual battles and play our game with the ball then we’ll have more than enough to get a result”.
Laurie Ellis’s visiting side are currently 3rd in the table, three points behind league leaders Airdrie after not picking up a win in their last four league fixtures.
Duffy is looking to make that five as he added: “I think in this league that anyone can beat anyone. We try not to look at the table but obviously we’ve got to give them some respect however we have the belief in our squad that we can win”.
The Blue Toon will be looking to bounce back after a North-East derby defeat at the hands of Cove Rangers last time out
Peterhead’s largest away following of the season saw them go down 3-0 with Duffy saying: “It was bitterly disappointing losing in the manner we did. It was three goals and it could’ve been more. We got together on Tuesday and regrouped. We’re in good spirits now and ready to go for what will be a tough one but I think we’ve got enough to get something out of the game”.
Peterhead could be nine players down for the game with Niah Payne, Andy McDonald, Ryan Conroy, Hamish Ritchie and Simon Ferry picking up injuries at The Balmoral Stadium and joining Gary Fraser, Ryan Duncan and Alan Cook on the side-lines with Andy McCarthy ruled out through suspension.
Despite their lack of numbers 18-year-old Duffy knows the Blue Toon will give their all to get a result on Saturday as he said: “I am sure it will have an impact but although the squad is depleted the quality is still there. Players might play out of position but that’s normal, that’s football you’ve got to deal with it.”
“There’s no point making excuses on the day, we’ll still be giving 100% and using all our abilities to try and get a result”.