Peterhead’s Jordon Brown is using the weekend out of action to his advantage as the Blue Toon stalwart aims to get back in action for the trip to Clyde next weekend.
Brown came off after 26 minutes with a calf injury against Queen Of The South a fortnight ago and is progressing in his rehab through the help of physio Donal Gallagher with the both of them meeting up every second night to aid the recovery process.
He said, “I was gutted when the injury happened as I was getting a run in the team and we were building results including the recent win over Clyde so I was disappointed to come off early. The first week was a struggle and we’re into the second week now so I’m trying to build it up but got to be careful. I hate even missing a training session and that’s sometimes a downfall as the older you get you have to manage these sessions and the new managers have been good with that. I obviously had a different role at the start of the season when I was helping Jim with training so it’s rather frustrating that I can’t help the team on the park at the minute.
“Donal has been great with me and I’m back cycling, the plan was to run over the weekend but we don’t want to do anything too soon. I am trying to get back into training next week and will do everything possible to be in for the Clyde match. On a personal note, when I saw we had no game then I was looking to make the most of the extra week. It’s been manic for the team since Davie Robertson took over as manager which allows a reset then go again before a big game next Saturday and into the rest of the season.”
Brown admits there’s been an unprecedented change in the team this season but a tight-knit group of Jordon, his brother Jason and Ryan Strachan have all been giving some valuable experience to the new signings with Jordon looking at the recent recruitment as a sign that the quality of football is strong in North East Scotland.
He added, “A lot was changed in the summer, we lost a lot of players and Davie has taken in his own players so there’s change but you also need to have consistency and that’s where me, Jason, Ryan, and Stuart McKenzie come in. Helping younger players is something I enjoy doing and it’s good to have young and local guys coming in, you have Kieran Shanks, Hamish Ritchie, and Jack Brown who are local and can do well for this club. We struggled to bring in local players to start. Even the likes of Cove and Arbroath to an extent are struggling location-wise to bring in players and it gets harder and harder each year. For these young guys to lean on me is something I always look to do and pass on what we can as it was slightly different last year, we have Paul Dixon as well but he’s obviously injured just now. I have played for Peterhead and Cove and know there’s a lot of talent in this area and hopefully we can build around that. We’ve had a massive turnaround in players all season and it takes time for things to settle and boys to come in.”