New faces to take on Brora

BETFRED CUP
RANGERS V PETERHEAD

SALIM NASSOR GOING FORWARD
BETFRED CUP RANGERS V PETERHEAD SALIM NASSOR GOING FORWARD

Peterhead boss Jim McInally has said the side which lines up against Brora Rangers in the Irn-Bru Cup tonight will be “massively changed.”

The Blue-Toon gaffer is planning on resting the bulk of his squad, who have played three competitive games in seven days, and bringing up to eight new faces into the starting line-up.

It is expected that Hugh Samuels, who is on a short term contract, will get a chance to impress while youngsters Salim Nassor, Ryan Baptie and Fraser Hobday will also get some game time.

“The start to the season has caught up on us a bit so we’ll be making some changes for the game.” Said McInally.

“It will be a massively changed side from Saturday, eight changes in total.”

McInally also spoke about the issues with playing so many homes games close together.

“In an ideal world having the games at home would be great but as we have so many guys travelling here to play it will take it’s toll, it’s good for the local lads in the team but not for everyone.

“To be honest, we could be doing with a training session rather than another game.

“We’ve been conceding goals from set-pieces and that’s something I’d like to work on but instead we need to play another match.

“That being said, it is good because it will give some of the guys who haven’t been starting some game time.

“It freshens up the side and, for the supporters as well, lets them watch something a bit different.

“Brora are going to be up for the match, Highland League teams are always out to show their quality against teams in the higher divisions and Brora will be no different.

“They’ve go some decent players in their squad and we know we’re going to be in for a tough game.”

Following the cup competition Peterhead will return to league action with another home game against Albion Rovers on Saturday.

Rovers are also without a win so far this season and lost 2-0 at home to Brechin at the weekend.