Stevenson: Joining Blue Toon was a no brainer

Peterhead FC's latest signing Jamie Stevenson joins boss Jim McInally to sign his contract.
Peterhead FC's latest signing Jamie Stevenson joins boss Jim McInally to sign his contract.

As Peterhead’s newest signing readies himself to face League Cup winners Aberdeen, Jamie Stevenson told the Buchanie he is delighted to be at Balmoor.

The 29-year-old put pen to paper on his contract last month, linking up with boss Jim McInally for the third time in his career.

After serving the former Dundee United star at Morton and East Stirling, Stevenson said he had no qualms about leaving Cowdenbeath for Balmoor.

He said: “I’ve been with Jim for a couple of spells and I like the way he manages.

“It’s a goo d bunch of boys here at Peterhead and I know how close they were last year.

“I’m getting to the later stages of my career now I want to try and enjoy my football, not be up against it every other week like we were last year, so as soon as I got the call it was a no brainer.”

McInally is not predicting his side will romp to another 3-0 victory over the Dons, as they did last season, but hopes the fact Derek McInnes must take his side to Latvia within days of the trip to Balmoor will give his side a chance.

Aberdeen have already proven themselves strong this preseason, demolishing Arbroath 7-0 last weekend.

McInally said: “The boys are all at varying stages of their preparation.

“Don’t get me wrong none of them are really ready for a game as such, maybe a week early for that, but we’ve got the fixture and we’re a bit luckier than the last two teams who’ve played Aberdeen because they’ve got this European qualifier on Thursday.

“I would imagine the eight Dons’ boys that don’t play on in that tie will play here on Sunday with some back up guys.

“They’ll still be a strong enough side and we’ll see how we get on.”

McInally is hopeful Stevenson will be fit enough to play.

Peterhead will kick off against Aberdeen on Sunday, July 6 at 1pm at Balmoor.