Blue Toon boss Jim McInally has heaped praise on unassuming midfielder Jamie Redman after the 25-year-old shone in Peterhead’s 4-0 win over East Stirling.
In his post-match press conference McInally described Redman as ‘possibly the player of the season for me.’
It’s special praise from a man who also manages strikers Rory McAllister and Andy Rodgers, seen by many as amongst the finest players in Scotland’s lower leagues.
Redman, who was drafted in to play at centre back on Saturday, was modest after the match.
He said: “I’d say consistency is the key word.
“I’ve not come home too often disappointed in my own performance which, as a player, is quite a basic thing.
“You feel you’re contributing every week but it’s very much a team effort.
“I’ve not scored the goals that I’d have hoped to, but others in the team have stepped up to the mark in that respect.
“It has been a real team effort and I’ve got to stress that.”
The former Brechin man has made 29 appearances for the Blue Toon this season, scoring twice.
His most recent goal was the crucial last minute winner against rivals Elgin City.
The energetic midfield man, who celebrated his first season at Balmoor by winning the player of the year award, deputised in defence against the visiting Shire and helped his team secure a much-deserved clean sheet.
He admits there is no time to rest on his laurels however, with Tuesday’s title-topping clash with Annan Athletic fast approaching.
He said: “Since it got rearranged it’s stuck out just because of the way the league has developed over the past few weeks.
“We were really fired up for the original ficture which was abandoned.
“I could really sense that day all the boys in our dressing room knew the real significance of that game and that was almost a month ago.”
Annan’s visit to Balmoor in was called after 20 minutes due to severe weather.