Airdrieonians match preview

Mar 17, 2023

Davie Robertson is hitting the positivity note prior to Saturday’s trip to Airdrieonians with plenty of twists and turns going to happen between now and the season finishing in May.

Despite being inactive from competitive action last weekend, the Blue Toon trained in Aberdeen and Dundee respectively over the past few weeks with a snowbound Balmoor calling off our game against Dunfermline (rescheduled for April 11th) and subsequently, training at Balmoor on Tuesday.

Robertson is confident about what’s to come and is fascinated by the run-in as Peterhead aim to claw a three-point deficit at the bottom to get a play-off come May. He said, “Everybody’s fine and looking good, there’s a real belief among the group and everyone is starting to come together and gelling well, the week out of no action might help us as everyone’s back in a positive mind after Falkirk.

“The last time against Airdrieonians, it was 0-0 with five minutes to go but we were well in the game and we have high hopes for Saturday. Airdrie is a difficult team to play against, playing away from home is always hard. They’re relentless and we’ll need to be at our best defensively but we can’t just be camped in like Falkirk.

“Kieran Shanks had a penalty shout in that game at 0-0 and we had chances to score, if we can defend well then we have chances to score, I think there will be a few strange results at this stage of the season, we are more a team on the up and have games and results to play for.

“I think the intensity of training has started by training in Peterhead, everyone’s getting used to each other and there’s competition for places, players now realise who they’re playing for in terms of the supporters that come and watch, the office people like Ken, Sharon, and Mandy and also Mary in the kitchen.

“There’s a lot of twists and turns going to come between now and the finish in May, for us, it’s going to be a fascinating end to the season and there’s a lot of confidence within the team despite the results, we’re on the right track and harder to beat now.

“We are working on a squad of about 21 and 22 when Conor comes back from injury, I think the uncertainty of players has gone now, players have a bit of security and confidence with new contracts as well so it’s encouraging.”

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