Peterhead FC: Sharp praises boss McInally

SPFL 2'ELGIN CITY V PETERHEAD'(DUNCAN BROWN)' 'PETERHEAD'S ANDY RODGERS AND ELGIN'S  CIERAN  MACLEAN CHALLENGE
SPFL 2'ELGIN CITY V PETERHEAD'(DUNCAN BROWN)' 'PETERHEAD'S ANDY RODGERS AND ELGIN'S CIERAN MACLEAN CHALLENGE

Peterhead’s longest serving player has praised his manager’s style and determination as the Blue Toon enter the final phase of their promotion campaign.

Only eight games remain for Peterhead who are now eleven points clear of closest contenders Annan Athletic.

Wing back Graeme Sharp said: “When you’re ahead and winning you just want the games to keep coming thick and fast.

“We know there are only eight left, we know how many we have to win, and we know we can do that.

“If we keep winning no one can catch us.

“We’re certainly not counting our chickens, but it’s a great feeling.”

“The manager is really attack minded and would rather lose five or six one than not have a go at it.

“It’s good to see that sort of determination for the manager - it makes you more determined as well.”

Sharp, who played his 300th came in the blue of Peterhead earlier this season, was echoed by his captain Steven Noble.

Noble said: “What I like about the manager is that he would rather chase the game and get beaten than play conservatively for a draw.

“We know it’s not always been the best spectacle this season, but I think it’s been more entertaining in the past few months.”

This weekend Peterhead face Berwick Rangers, a team who - despite languishing in sixth - McInally maintains are among the finest in the division.

The manager has insisted his charges will only given a light training session this week after contesting three games in the space of only eight days.

Dean Cowie was removed at half time against Elgin to protect him from injury and Rodgers, McAllister and Gilfillan are all carrying knocks.

The manager and physio do, however, expect to have a full compliment as they welcome the Black and Golds to Balmoor on Saturday.

The last time time they met, the Blue Toon won 3-1.