Toon stung by Wasps

RAMSDENS CUP'PETERHEAD V ALLOA'(DUNCAN BROWN)''HEAD BOYS - PETERHEAD'S MARTIN BAVIDGE AND ALLOA'S BEN GORDON.
RAMSDENS CUP'PETERHEAD V ALLOA'(DUNCAN BROWN)''HEAD BOYS - PETERHEAD'S MARTIN BAVIDGE AND ALLOA'S BEN GORDON.

BLUE Toon boss John Sheran hopes the two-week break ahead will allow his side to re-focus and re-group for the home game against Elgin on September 10.

After an impressive 2-0 victory at East Stirling the week before, Peterhead were brought crashing back to earth by Alloa Athletic on Saturday, sending them back down the table on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline.

Sheran stuck by the starting eleven that had beaten East Stirlingshire, but now admits that he may be ringing the changes in a bid to find a winning formula for his team.

Speaking to the Buchanie yesteday (Monday), Sheran remained upbeat despite his side’s woeful start to the Third Division campaign.

“I think you’re always trying to look for positives in these situations and there were certainly encouraging signs on Saturday despite the defeat,” he said.

“On another day we could have won. We had three good chances after they went 2-1 up and there were certainly opportunities there to win the game, but I feel we deserved a draw at least.

“I was disappointed that we gave away soft goals, and that’s something we will have to look at.

“We have played twice now on the Astro Turf and we have got them back up in Peterhead on the grass so it will be good to see what happens when they are at Balmoor and our our terms,” he said.

Club top scorer Rory McAllister, who has netted five times this season, was again star player for Peterhead and merited praise from his manager.

“Rory has been a good signing, but one man does not make a team and the rest of the guys need to up their game and play together,” he said.

“We have a couple of weeks now before the Elgin game and we have to re-group and re-focus on our game and get back to winning ways.

“We have to look and try and find a fomula that works for us. It’s not quite working at the moment.

“I would like to try and get another midfield player in, but that may not be possible and we will just have to keep working with the guys we have and try to get some improvement.”

Sheran is keen to get a result against Elgin on September 10, but says it will be a difficult game.

“Elgin have made a fantastic start to the season with three out of four wins and are up there pushing for promotion,” he said.

“It will be a good test for us and is a local derby in a sense which makes it more juicy.

“I’m looking forward to getting a good crowd in for that game and hopefully we can get a much-needed win,” he added.