Forfar v Peterhead

Feb 16, 2024

Peterhead travel to Station Park on Saturday where The Blue Toon face Forfar Athletic in League 2.

Kicking off at 3pm, Peterhead are set to take on a well-organised Forfar outfit with only one loss in their last five matches; a narrow Scottish Cup defeat to Hibernian.

After 23 matches played, 15 points separate the two sides as the home side currently occupy 9th place. Although sitting second bottom of the league, Forfar have had the advantage in recent meetings between the two teams; with Forfar winning three of the last five clashes. In all competitions, success has been shared equally with 13 victories apiece and 7 draws in the fixture.

Ahead of Saturday’s match, Ryan Strachan gives us an insight to how the squad have prepared for a return to league action:

“Everyone in the camp is looking forward to a return to league action, for me it’s been a welcome break for us and a small opportunity to focus on rest, training and keeping fitness levels up for those who have had less minutes than others recently. The bounce match against Falkirk last Friday was good timing for us as it allowed us and the players to have some time at home and gave legs a slightly extended break for the return to training this week. We hope that freshness can result in a positive performance tomorrow against a really tough team who are physically ready and have always played well against us this season.

We got a good weeks work training into the players and look forward to seeing implementation and the lads back on the pitch on competitive duty. We have a huge week ahead with 9 points available but must take each game at a time. Our squad is now very capable of withstanding such pressure of back to back games thanks to the support of the board for getting us that extra bodies when we were extremely short over the Christmas period. It will now be on the players to perform and hold their shirts in the starting 11 as we have a really competitive squad and everyone wants to play.

Tomorrow we are without Jason Brown, Conner Duthie and Scott Ross. Kieran Gibbons has made a long welcome return and will join the squad after multiple weeks of hard training.”

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