Mistakes are hurting us

Feb 8, 2023

Peterhead manager Davie Robertson hopes there is a belief growing within the club that they can rectify the barren run so far this season. A fresh outlook both on and off the park has led to renewed optimism with 12 additions coming in during January, vast improvements on the defensive front and more quality in the forward line with Robertson pinpointing that individual defensive mistakes is what’s hurting the Balmoor outfit just now.

Despite a 1-0 defeat at Alloa on Saturday, Robertson was content with what he saw in the second half and hopes luck will change for the Blue Toon who have a weekend out of action before visiting Clyde a week on Saturday. He said, “On another day we might have got something, I was more pleased with the second half performance compared with the first. Hopefully there’s a change in mentality for us, we have a weekend without action before visiting Clyde in what’s a big game. We are lucky we don’t have a game so we can work on things and give a few players some rest.

“We didn’t deserve to go in 1-0 down on Saturday, it should have been a lot more to be fair but we probably deserved to get something from the game based on our second-half performance, there were pleasing things within it. Unfortunately, that’s how football is, sometimes when you deserve something when you don’t get it, we played Airdrieonians a few weeks ago and deserved a point but got beat 3-0 in the end. Things go against you when you are at the bottom of the league, the players were disappointed, but they know they might have got something out of the game. Maybe two or three weeks ago it would have been a lot more we lost by but we showed a lot of determination to come back. We have brought in new players to freshen up the side, but we are still dealing with injuries.”