Blue Toon odds are cut after top effort against Rangers

PETERHEAD have enhanced their Third Division claims for promotion according to the bookies after a brilliant opening performance of the season against Rangers.

The Blue Toon came within minutes of providing one of the biggest shocks for years in Scottish football when drawing 2-2 with Rangers at Balmoor.

And now McBookie.com make them 2/1 clear favourites to finish runners-up behind red-hot favourites, Rangers.

McBookie.com spokesman Paul Petrie said: “We were hugely impressed with Peterhead last weekend and they look to have continued their excellent end-of-season form from last term.

“Automatic promotion will probably be beyond them, with Rangers looking nailed on, but Peterhead are just 5/2 to be promoted.”

Rory McAllister has been backed to be top scorer in the Third Division and is 8/1 fourth favourite having been as big as 12/1.

Petrie added: “Rangers are sure to score a hatful of goals but they look likely to rotate strikers like Francisco Sandaza and Dean Shiels and that gives McAllister every chance to top the scoring.”

McBookie.com Third Division Odds without Rangers:- 2/1 Peterhead, 3/1 Queens Park, 10/3 Stirling, 8/1 Elgin, 10/1 Annan, 16/1 Clyde, 20/1 Berwick, 33/1 Montrose, 80/1 East Stirling