Peterhead v East Kilbride
Manager’s preview –
Peterhead meet East Kilbride for the first ever time this afternoon with both sides keen to keep their Scottish Cup adventure going by securing a place in the last sixteen.
Balmoor boss Jim McInally has warned his players that the Lowland League outfit have the firepower to blow them out of the competition if they are not on their game as he explained: “We have done our homework on East Kilbride and know that East Kilbride are a side who can score goals. I watched them against Cumbernauld Colts in between Christmas and New Year and they scored three that night, and we had someone at their game last Saturday when they scored five against East Stirling.”
“What is even more impressive is that it was two very different sides that played in those two games and they still found the net with ease. They are very dangerous up top with the likes of Cammy Elliot and Joao Vitoria. Lee Miller is also there so they have plenty of options however I am told that former Partick Thistle and Livingston attacker Chris Erskine will not feature as he is training to be a fire-fighter.”
“If that is the case that would be a boost to us as he was terrific when I watched East Kilbride last month.”
Jim added: “They also have a great deal of experience all over the park, their squad has far more senior games than ours with Conor Brennan in goal and Steven Saunders, Steven Old and Jamie Stevenson in defence. It will be good to see Jamie again and we know that we will have to be careful at dead-ball situations as he found the net at Balmoor for us a good few times from them.”
“We did a very professional job in the last round against Civil Service Strollers and we will need to do the same this time. We are well-prepared and have players who I am sure will go about things correctly.”
“We were losing to Clyde last weekend and at half-time I looked across and saw a host of young players who would do everything they could to get us back into the game and they did that.”
Team news –
Defender Jason Brown returns from suspension and player/coach Simon Ferry has shaken off the back problem that saw him substituted against Clyde last weekend and is manager McInally’s plans.
Skipper Scott Brown is a doubt after picking up a knock in training in mid-week, and a late fitness test will determine whether he joins Alan Cook, Gary Fraser and Lenny Wilson on the side-lines.
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Ball Sponsors – Argyll Scaffolding
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Attending the game –
STANDS: Adults: £16
Senior Citizens: £9
The Main Stand is allocated for HOME fans and sections A, B, & C of the EAST STAND are also allocated to HOME fans.
Sections D, E, & F of the EAST STAND are allocated to AWAY fans.
GROUND: Adults: £14
Senior Citizens: £7
Juveniles: Free of Charge with Adult
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