Peterhead return to Balmoor on tomorrow as The Blue Toon host league leaders Stenhousemuir.
Kicking off at 3pm, Peterhead will look to reduce the sixteen point gap at the top of League 2. The visitors have had the upper hand in recent years; coming out victorious in 3 of the two sides’ last 5 meetings, with Peterhead last securing a win in the fixture in 2018.
Ahead of Saturday’s match against opposition at the top, Jordon Brown shares his thoughts:
“Tomorrow is a great game and spectacle to look forward to and games against the teams challenging and setting the standards at the top end of the table are always the ones you can’t wait for. As I have said numerous times before we have nothing but respect for Stenny and the record breaking run they have been on. It doesn’t matter what level or division you are in, to win that many football matches in a row is very impressive. But if we want to be successful this season and show we are improving whilst still having a hunger to put pressure on them then this is the types of challenges and games we must relish. We know we have to be at our best and look to threaten them more than we have done in the two meetings so far this season. The group are in good spirits and numbers are improving by the week. We will still have a couple of key players missing, Joe Mckee’s injury is a minor one with his hamstring and he won’t be ready. Jason Brown is on a slightly different schedule, unfortunately we got him scanned and he’s ruptured ankle ligaments so that is a major blow that he will be missing medium to long term, although knowing his character he will be eager to keep that timescale as short as possible whilst taking on board Donal’s expert advice. We must build on the ending to last weeks game and also the last home game against Dumbarton where the atmosphere at Balmoor was as good as I have ever seen it, that backing is appreciated massively by the whole group. It was good debuts from Flynn and Alfie last week and the minutes will be excellent for them as we continue to build them up, the same for Peter who came through 70 minutes and a good first training session this week unscathed and we are sure he will get stronger as the weeks go on. The games don’t come any tougher than tomorrow but everyone in the group is looking forward to it.”
Returning to Balmoor on Saturday, The Blue Toon will aim to replicate their previous home performance and hope for a similar atmosphere in what will undoubtedly be a thrilling fixture.