Peterhead v Clyde

Mar 29, 2024

Peterhead host Clyde on Saturday as The Blue Toon take to Balmoor at 3pm.

After a stalemate with Stenhousemuir last weekend at Ochilview Park, tenth placed Clyde travel north after coming off the back of an impressive draw with Spartans. With The Blue Toon only losing once in their last ten outings, Clyde are also aiming to rise from the bottom of the table after one loss in their last five matches. A win for the visitors this weekend would see them come off the bottom of the table should other results go in their favour.

Ahead of welcoming Clyde, Ryan Strachan provides an insight:

“Last week was a satisfying performance as a manager, we barely looked troubled and controlled large aspects of the game against a really solid side. Of course we would of liked to have threatened the goal much more but their goalkeeper had two great saves and if you look at all the games in this league, noone is creating loads of chances in games due to how close and stuffy teams are in the division. If a team was going to win we felt it would have been us.

Our recent form is far more like us where we’ve looked solid defensively, controlling a lot of the game and creating chances excluding last week. Certainly in training and the atmosphere within the group, we feel we’ve turned a corner – getting players back fully fit and a wee bounce about us again which is good. Competition for places is heating up which is healthy for us.

Tomorrow will be a really difficult test, the form table suggests Clyde are now one of the teams to beat and are fighting for their lives.  We know if we take control of our business, look after the aspects we can, then we give ourselves a great chance in any game. We must be at it from the off and not allow them to settle into the game or grow in confidence with the game plan they look to implement.

Team news we’re starting to look really strong again, Jason Brown has almost 4 weeks full training under his belt, Scott Ross returned to training this week, Joe McKee has recovered from a calf injury that seen him protected last weekend. Caleb Goldie and Jack Brown picked up minor knocks in training so we will see how they recover in time. David Wilson remains out with ankle damage and may need to be scanned next week.”

Although Clyde currently occupy tenth place in League 2, recent form suggests Saturday’s visitors are not to be overlooked.