Peterhead host Dumbarton in match week 14 of League 2 tomorrow, with The Blue Toon taking to Balmoor for a 3pm kick off.
With extra time required to decide the outcome of last weeks’ Scottish Cup 3rd round tie against Championship side Ayr United, The Blue Toon were unfortunate to not be in the pot for the 4th round draw.
Peterhead return to Balmoor on Saturday in what will undoubtedly be a close contest.
With a lightened squad last weekend enduring an entertaining 120 minutes, Jordon Brown shares how his side have recovered and prepared for the upcoming Dumbarton clash:
“It has been a long week since the sorest of endings we have had to a game in a long time but the belief we must get out of being a kick away from knocking out a full time Championship team is huge for the group. Considering how stretched the squad was also it has again shown how far we have come as a whole group. However, we must now use that disappointment and frustration as fuel for our league run, starting against an in form Dumbarton tomorrow. It’s a great game for us looking to bounce back and a chance to build on the win at Spartans against another team in and around us at top of the league. The benefits of picking up wins in these games are massive as the table starts to take shape towards the end of the year. Squad availability wise it has been typical that during this busy time we have had a consistent period of injuries and niggles, however the guys that have come in have done excellent and things are looking more positive on that front. Only Jason is definitely ruled out along with the long term guys Gibbons and Duthie. The fans numbers and atmosphere at the games have been brilliant and the whole squad feel that so are looking forward to being back out there tomorrow to start a big month ahead.”
Dumbarton currently sit 3rd in League 2, trailing The Blue Toon by 2 points. The two sides last met in September when Hamish Ritchie’s late goal sealed the victory for Peterhead at The Rock. This fixture has provided both teams with equal success; with Peterhead coming out on top 16 times, Dumbarton 14 times and only 2 draws. Despite shared success, it has been The Blue Toon who have stolen the limelight in recent contests; picking up points in 4 out of the last 5 meetings between the two.