Peterhead look to build on the strong ending to their game with Dunfermline at the weekend against FC Edinburgh tonight at The Meadowbank Stadium with Balmoor boss Jim McInally determined to stop the Citizens topping the table.
Two goals in the closing stages at East End Park on Saturday earned the Blue Toon a point against a Dunfermline side, who are presently at the summit, with manager McInally saying: “Of course everyone feels a bit better about themselves after the weekend. Coming back in the manner that we did is great for confidence and morale. It also allowed us to take a lot of positives from the level of perseverance that we have built and we have to carry that on.”
“However, I would add we would not have been despondent if we had not scored an equaliser as our overall performance was very good. The performance was everything the performance against Elgin the week before was not and, that on its own, has increased belief in the squad.”
“If we can play like that again then I will be pleased as we will be showing some consistency.”
As for the capital city side Jim said: “They have had a very good start to the season and they will be going all out to get to the top of the league which would be a great achievement at the end of the first quarter for a newly promoted side.”
“Also, their home record has not been as strong as their away record and they will want to put that right. Our aim has to be to stop them going top and to stop them from improving that home record. That will not be easy as they will have confidence and have goalscorers in form but there is more to come from us and hopefully this game will take us a step closer to where we want to get to.”
The Peterhead squad is again low on numbers with Paul Dixon joining David Wilson, Jack Wilkie, Ewan Murray, Andrew McCarthy, Hamish Ritchie, Russell McLean and Ola Adeyemo in missing out through injury. Christiano Kisuka is available after a suspension however illness is likely to keep the striker on the side-lines.
The paperwork to allow Enock Walusimbi and Loran Venrooy to play has still not been received however Conor O’Keefe is available after missing out at the weekend.
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