Following on from a convincing away win at East Fife last weekend, Peterhead welcome Stenhousemuir to Balmoor in match week 2 of the Cinch League 2. The Blue Toon will look to carry forward the momentum gained from last week’s victory and put on a similar performance for our home fans.
Player manager Jordon Brown shares his optimism ahead of the match at home to the Warriors: “Last week was obviously the perfect start and a reward for the whole squad’s attitude and application since we have been back and throughout pre- season and the league cup games. We feel first goals in these games, especially away from home will be key and we were delighted we built on that and also kept a clean sheet. We scored off a couple of long standing stats that were hanging over us such as an away win, clean sheet and scoring 2 or more goals but we must now use them as springboards.
Team morale has always been positive as we feel the group are a great group, but clearly results give the players huge confidence and individually and collectively we seen that throughout the game. The togetherness is great but needs to be consistent to help us achieve our goals.
With regards to Conner Duthie, he will have an MRI on Monday and everyone at the club has fingers crossed for him as he has been top class on and off the pitch since he has been here.
Each game will come with a different challenge but with it being our first home league one we must look to make Balmoor the toughest place to come. Application and attitude is key and we feel if we keep that up we have the squad that can handle the challenge of staying at the top end of league. We must show our fans at home that we are a good team they want to come through the gate and see.”
The Peterhead starting XI is likely to face some changes as Conner Duthie and Danny Strachan both miss out due to injury, whilst Caleb Goldie and David Wilson are in doubt due to illness. With such changes, this makes an ideal opportunity for squad rotation and a chance for The Blue Toon players to showcase their abilities.