Peterhead manager Jim McInally has warned his players that they are in for an ‘intense’ afternoon at Christie Gillies Park against Civil Service Strollers and that working as hard as the Lowland League side is the only way that they will progress.
Jim explained: “I watched Civil Service recently in a league game and I was impressed by them. They worked incredibly hard that night and I think that they will work even harder in this tie as they will see it as a chance to create another shock.”
“They beat Cowdenbeath in the last round and they made it a very intense game with the way they worked and worked to stop Cowdenbeath playing and impose themselves on the game. Cowdenbeath ended up getting two players dismissed as they got frustrated.Our players have been told what to expect.”
“Civil Service have a very good manager in Gary Jardine. He knows how to beat senior sides as he took Edinburgh City into senior football at the expense of East Stirling. He kept them there and I thought he was unfortunate to lose his job a couple of seasons in.”
The Blue Toon head to Edinburgh in good spirits after a win over Queen’s Park and with a squad that has increased in number with Jim adding: “We showed a very good attitude to turn last weekend’s game around and we will need that attitude again.”
Andrew McCarthy is available again after a ban and Hamish Ritchie returns from injury however Josh Mulligan is a major doubt after illness. Player/ coach Simon Ferry remains on the side-lines along with Ryan Duncan, Ryan Conroy, Gary Fraser and Alan Cook.
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