Montrose match preview

Apr 14, 2023

Peterhead joint caretaker manager Jordon Brown has told his side to replicate the belief and passion from the past week, another big test lies ahead on Saturday as the Blue Toon make the journey along the A90 to face Montrose.

December 2017 was the last time we won at Links Park with a 6-2 victory with two of our goals coming from current skipper Jason Brown. Jordon will be hoping for more of the same this weekend with a requirement to get results now a necessity over the next three weeks when the curtain shuts down on the season.

Jordon Brown said, “I think they are all must-wins at this stage of the season, we know we’re running out of games. We’ve said to the boys that we need to show that hunger, energy, work rate, passion, belief, and desire to come away with a victory.”

“Attacking-wise, we need to take the game to Montrose and we aim to do that tomorrow, it’s been a while since we won down there and it’s something we want to put right, it’s that final steps that’s slightly missing that we want to put right and get a win heading into some big games including Clyde next weekend.”

“What we’re missing is goals. On Tuesday, we had an effort come off the line early during Tuesday’s match, we’re getting more shots at goal and creating more chances. We spoke to Kieran Shanks before Tuesday’s game as he came in gutted after missing a few chances on Saturday but he’s getting in those positions now, he wasn’t three or four weeks ago.”

“We’re playing further up the park now and hopefully our quality starts to shine starting on Saturday.”

“Our away record is something that we have to put right, Ryan mentioned last Saturday that every time we’ve had a good win or performance we’ve let ourselves down straight away, there was a lot to be proud about Tuesday’s performance and it wasn’t as although we never turned up or battled with Dunfermline.”

“I think Dunfermline were relieved to come away with a win in the end.”

“There’s a lot of incentive for Saturday and we know it’s in our own hands if we win our remaining four games, when I and Ryan took the team, we said we had to be within touching distance of Clyde and the only way we can be sure of doing that is by winning tomorrow.”

“It’s one game at a time for us but big games are lurking including Clyde and we need to make sure we take advantage when it matters.”

For midfielder Jack Brown, he says he’s noticed a difference in the belief from Jordon and Ryan both individually and collectively over the last four games. He said, “Ryan and Jordon have instilled confidence in us these last four games, training has been very good, the way they speak and go about things has been very impressive.”

“All the boys are really enjoying it under the pair of them, we are looking to get as many points as we can between now and the end of the season, we know the amount of points that are up for grabs.”

“There’s been noticeable changes over the past few weeks but that means nothing without results, we know big Saturday is, all the focus for us is on Montrose and nothing else.”