Kelty Hearts match preview

Apr 28, 2023

Peterhead FC co-managers Ryan Strachan and Jordon Brown are happy there is clarity on the management situation but want full focus on the final two games of the campaign with a penultimate match in Fife at Kelty tomorrow before the curtain will close next Saturday at home to Falkirk.

The news that two club stalwarts are in charge at Balmoor has been welcomed by the Blue Toon supporters and the football community in general but they understand what’s at stake in the remaining two matches.

They said, “I think it’s good for the supporters and the playing squad, they can put it to the back of their minds about what’s happening, there’s a vision now for next season. We’ve both been in the role for six weeks and it’s something we have a burning passion for. We’re both personally proud and happy to get it over the line.”

“It’s a slightly strange position to be in with the timescale, it’s important we focus on the match tomorrow and the group has been brilliant and we’ll put a line-up in place that we think can get a result for the club. We want to keep the season alive and not let any opportunity slip.”

“There will also be a focus on next season internally but that needs to stay behind the scenes for now.”

“Kelty this season have probably gone under the radar because they were a promoted team and were clear of any trouble, it was a challenging place to go the last time we were there, it was a poor result down there the last time but we need to go down there and try not to let any opportunity slip.”

“We have to try and get three points and try to make next week a meaningful game, we have to take a lot of positives from the match last weekend. We were 1-0 up until the 92nd minute and had chances, we have to remain positive and give everything for the club.

“There’s a mountain to climb but boys are playing for their futures whether that’s at Peterhead or elsewhere so there’s a lot on the line.”

On-loan Dundee United full-back Layton Bisland wants the playing group to remain positive in the final few games and says the belief is still there despite the Clyde sucker punch at Balmoor last Saturday.

He said, “We have to fight for wins and there’s still two games to push for the play-offs. We believe we can go to Kelty and get a result but know it will be a hard game.”

“There’s positives to take out of last weekend’s match but we need wins, if we can win tomorrow then our last match will be at home and we would have all the confidence in front of a home crowd and everything would be there to try and get the job done.”