Hefty fine and ban will leave McAllister feeling blue

RORY MCALLISTER HOLDS OFF A CHALLENGE FROM GERRY MCLAUCHLAN IN A CUP MATCH AGAINST FORMER SIDE BRECHIN.''(DUNCAN BROWN)''
RORY MCALLISTER HOLDS OFF A CHALLENGE FROM GERRY MCLAUCHLAN IN A CUP MATCH AGAINST FORMER SIDE BRECHIN.''(DUNCAN BROWN)''

Peterhead hitman Rory McAllister has been handed a hefty fine and a two-match suspension by the club as punishment for a training ground incident, writes Joshua King.

McAllister did not take part in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Stirling Albion following an incident at Thursday night’s regular training session.

No other playing or coaching staff were involved.

Manager Jim McInally met with senior club officials today (Tuesday) to discuss McAllister’s fate.

Although Peterhead FC were within their rights to terminate McAllister’s contract, the Buchan Observer understands a fine and club ban were always the likely sanctions.

McInally said: “Rory has been suspended for two games including Saturday’s against Stirling and tonight’s cup tie against Stenhousemuir. He has also been heavily fined. We would like to draw a line under this now and we will welcome Rory back into our squad for Saturday.”

The 26-year-old star striker joined the Blue Toon from Brechin City in 2011 and has been the club’s leading goal-scorer two seasons in a row, netting 45 times in 80 matches.

Despite offers from clubs in Scotland’s top flight, the former Scotland under-21s player has signed a new two-year contract which will see him at Balmoor until 2013.