Alloa Athletic Match Preview

Aug 27, 2022

Peterhead have again seen their playing pool reduced by injuries and illness ahead of their trip to Alloa this afternoon however manager Jim McInally is not for entertaining any hard luck stories. Andrew McDonald, Ryan Dow and Ola Adeyemo have joined Andrew McCarthy, Hamish Ritchie and Russell McLean, as well as the suspended Conor O’Keefe, on the absentee list however the Balmoor boss is concentrating on the remainder of his squad putting in a 90-minute performance. Jim said: “We have not carried much luck since the end of that season, but that will change.” “People have said how unlucky it was that three key players from our midfield, Simon Ferry, Scott Brown and Grant Savoury all left in the summer. It has also been said that I should be cursing my luck that the players we had earmarked to be that beating heart, Andy McCarthy and Hamish Ritchie, both picked up long term injuries.” “None of that can be changed so I am going down that route as it would not get us anywhere.” “The only grumble I have made is that Conor is missing following a sending off for a trip that, in my opinion, was not as bad as the one John Lundstram has now had downgraded to yellow. We simply have to get on with things.” “Alloa are a good side with a strong and experienced core running down their team as well as one of the best strikers at this level for many years Kevin Cawley. We do not have that experience yet and despite that gap, we have to try and get on top in midfield and build on that. I will make some changes to try and allow that to happen and the players should also view this as an opportunity to show that they are not giving up on a starting jersey.” “We have to look to make the good period last weekend when we were on top against an experienced Queen of the South side into a good 90 minutes at Alloa.” Jim added: “Reinforcements are coming, but red tape is holding us up. I have agreed deals with experienced players from England, Europe and Africa and we are trying hard to get them over the line.” “I am hoping to have one if not two new faces in our squad this afternoon but nothing has been confirmed as yet.”

Team news: Christiano Kisuko has been recruited from Yorker and could feature as Conor O’Keefe misses out as serving the second game of a two-match ban with Andrew McDonald and Ola Adeyemo joining Andrew McCarthy, Hamish Ritchie and Russell McLean on the injured list with Ryan Dow expected to miss out after being ill earlier in the week.
Attending the game –
Match Programme –