Rory Mcallister has returned to Balmoor this week after departing in 2020 for Cove Rangers before joining Montrose in 2022. The prolific striker had two previous spells here at the Blue Toon with a loan stint during his time at Caley Thistle in 2008 before a highly successful period between 2011 and 2020, scoring 194 goals in 335 appearances.
Peterhead co-manager Brown is delighted to bring McAllister back to PFC, having played alongside the striker during his previous spell at Balmoor and their time together at Cove: “It’s well documented that we know Rory really well and we’re good friends. As soon as it became an opportunity it was a bit of a no-brainer. There’s credit to be given to the board and the chairman for making it happen and giving us the chance to work with Rory again. The fans will be delighted, and it’s something that will give the whole club a lift. Rory’s winning mentality will be massive, he has won pretty much everything there is to win at this level and has been a top player for so many years now – he fits the exact type of player we thought we were slightly short on up top. Rory is going to score goals until the day he stops playing.”
“Even though he is a bit older than he was the last time he played for Peterhead, he played almost every game for Montrose last season and that’s in a higher league than we’re in at the moment. His performances will do the talking on the pitch. If there are milestones there for him to reach, then there is only one man who is going to go and do it. We were looking for a number nine with experience to help the team. We’re so happy with the guys we’ve got in and Shanks is the main man at the moment for us and he will only learn and get better with Rory coming in – and it’s the same for young Aaron Reid. They’re all at different stages of their career, so we’re really excited for them to be working together.”
It was immediately into training for Rory to prepare for the long road South to Stranraer this weekend but he is happy to be back: “I am absolutely delighted to be back and am looking forward to Saturday, it already feels like I’m home again. I want to make a strong contribution to the team, score goals and help Peterhead aim for promotion once again.”