Peterhead v Stranraer

Mar 8, 2024

Peterhead return to Balmoor on Saturday at 3pm as The Blue Toon host Stranraer in match week 28 of the League 2 campaign.

The two sides have already met three times this season in the league, with the home side claiming the three points on all occasions. With two wins to Stranraer and one to Peterhead, The Blue Toon will look to kick on after last weekend’s defeat to Dumbarton and use their home ground advantage.

Stranraer currently occupy eighth place in League 2, with thirteen points separating the two sides. After a defeat to Dumbarton last weekend ending The Blue Toon’s unbeaten run, Jordon Brown shares his thoughts ahead of Saturday’s match:

“We are all looking forward to starting a-fresh the last quarter of the season and without doubt the most important quarter as we look to build momentum again and finish as high as we can. Despite the points totals and interruptions through the last few months we want to show we can finish the season strong and that together as a group we are evolving and improving all the time. As much as it’s been disappointing, we are fed up speaking about the injuries and unavailability we have had consistently throughout the squad most of the season, and must now focus on getting as many of the group back up to speed and looking upwards now with consistency. It is great to be able to start this last period in front of our home fans this week and next and we want to hit the ground running tomorrow and look to secure 3 points. It will be no easy task as results have shown recently every team is improving and outwith Stenhousemuir it is remarkably tight. It is up to us to make sure we are on the right side of that fine margins and we know the dangers Stranraer pose despite their league position as they have shown with beating us twice already this season then dismantling Dumbarton midweek. It is important we bounce back from a narrow defeat last week and show a real desire to win the game and set the tone for the remainder of our season. We will set internal targets now and strive to reach them.

Availability wise is mixed news, Rory McAllister and David Wilson will miss out but hopefully not too long term. Scott Ross and Jason Brown are building fitness and starting to join back in but not quite ready to play. Peter Pawlett will be a last minute call whether he has recovered in time to make the squad. The good news is Ryan Strachan is fit to play and Jack Brown also came through training unscathed.”

Stranraer make the long trip north coming off the back of an excellent win on Tuesday where they put five goals past Peterhead’s last opponents, Dumbarton.