Peterhead take on Clyde at Broadwood this afternoon with everyone in the Blue Toon camp looking to build on last Saturday’s win over Falkirk.
The Balmoor men moved four points clear of second bottom Dumbarton and eight clear of East Fife in tenth and a win over the Bully Wee would be a major boost as manager Jim McInally’s side look upwards and try to catch Danny Lennon’s, who sit five ahead, before the end of the season.
Broadwood has been a happy hunting ground for Peterhead in recent seasons with the fine artificial surface allowing the men from the north-east to play well and secure points on their last five visits however boss McInally sent out a quick reminder that his side’s record of three wins and two draws should have been even better.
Jim said: “Those games are gone now and we cannot rely on them for anything. All I would say is that on our last visit here we let a two-goal lead slip through naivety either side of half-time. We were two up and gave away possession in first half injury time and that led to a penalty.”
“Early in the second half we had a corner that we allowed Clyde to break from and they grabbed an equaliser. It was a terrific goal from David Goodwillie however we should not have surrendered possession and territory as easily.”
“I will be reminding the boys of just how dangerous Clyde can be.”
The Peterhead manager has been impressed with how 2022 has been for his opponents as he explained: “Clyde would have been very low after losing to Clydebank in the Scottish Cup and then losing their top goalscorer. However, Danny has rallied them well and they have climbed the table on the back of a good run of not losing games.”
“They are not arithmetically safe yet from the relegation play-off but they will want to get that done as soon as possible by beating us.”
“A win takes us closer to safety and all I can ask the boys to do is put in the same level of performance as last weekend. It would be great to take another step forward.”
Team news – Peterhead welcome back Andrew McCarthy from suspension with on-loan Aberdeen attacker Ryan Duncan also available again after Scotland under-19 duty in Hungary. Gary Fraser and Russell McLean have joined David Wilson in missing out through injury with manager McInally having to make a late call on his forward line as both Niah Payne and Derek Lyle picked up injuries in training on Thursday.
Attending the game – Clyde v Peterhead – cinch League 1 2021-22 (ticketco.events)
Stadium Entry: All entry gates will be signed. Home and away supporters should enter by the double doors to the left of turnstile D.
Seating Arrangements: Away supporters will be seated in the South end of the Main Stand. The lower central section of the Main Stand behind the dugouts will be closed as this area is required to seat substitutes and backroom staff of both teams.
Live Stream: The match will be streamed live, with stream access available to be purchased through the Ticket Store, priced at £13.
Coverage will start around 2.45pm. A help guide to the streaming service can be found here.
Arria Fanzone: The Arria Fanzone will be open for both home and away supporters from 1pm until kick-off. Access can be gained by entering through the gate to the left of Turnstile D and following the signs.
Getting Here: Click https://www.clydefc.co.uk/match/getting-here/ for details of how to get to Broadwood by car, bus or train.
Car Parking: There will be no parking available at the front of the stadium due to the COVID-19 test centre in the car park. However those travelling to the stadium by car should note that there will be a limited number of spaces in away car park at the rear of the South Stand. Other car parking provision can also be accessed within the Broadwood Campus and surrounding areas. Supporters are encouraged to arrive early to obtain one of the limited designated car parking spaces available.
Face Coverings: Face coverings are not mandatory inside the stadium but fans are encouraged to continue to wear these. Masks should be worn when moving from seats into enclosed areas such as kiosks and toilets.
Track & Trace: Check In Scotland QR codes will be posted at various points around the stadium. Please take the time to scan these on your phone and check in to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
The Clyde View: Issue 18 of the club’s award-winning matchday programme will be on sale, priced at £3.