McInally upbeat about playoff chances

PETERHEAD V ANNAN'(DUNCAN BROWN)''PETERHEAD'S  MARTIN BAVIDGE FIRES THE BALL INTO THE CORNER OF THE NET FOR GOAL NO.2
PETERHEAD V ANNAN'(DUNCAN BROWN)''PETERHEAD'S MARTIN BAVIDGE FIRES THE BALL INTO THE CORNER OF THE NET FOR GOAL NO.2

PETERHEAD boss Jim McInally hopes that his side can keep up the momentum as they head into the New Year, keeping their playoff dreams alive.

McInally said he was delighted at his side’s performance on Saturday, which saw them confortably see off Annan by 2-0, continuing an improvement in form.

PETERHEAD V ANNAN'(DUNCAN BROWN)''PETERHEAD MANAGER JIM McINALLY WATCHES HIS SIDE

PETERHEAD V ANNAN'(DUNCAN BROWN)''PETERHEAD MANAGER JIM McINALLY WATCHES HIS SIDE

As well as singling out David Cox for praise, McInally (pictured right) also gave credit to his back four for their solid performance throughout t6he game.

“They really gave us a platform to keep chipping away at Annan and they have to be given credit for the victory,” he said.

“At half time I told the lads they needed to get more shots on goal and up their performance in the box and it was ironic that Rory scored on a day when his performance was poorer than in previous games.

“I had just said in the dugout that this would be the day he would score and sure enough he popped up in the right place and after that I thought he played really well.”

McInally now hopes that his side can keep up their good performance as they head into the winter period.

“Ironically we played better against Elgin and we only got a point and we did well at Berwick last week so hopefully we are adapting.

“We now have to fight and scrap and hopefully play our way out of this league,“ he added.

Peterhead will travel to Stirling Albion on Saturday when they hope to take another three points.

The Blue Toon are currently lying fourth in the league with just goal difference separating them from fifth-place Montrose.

They will play East Stirling at Balmoor on December 29 and are away to second place Elgin on January 2.

Three days later they will take on Montrose in what will hopefully be a Happy New Year period for the team.