Blue Toon boss Jim McInally says his side needs to start believing that they can do well in League One after a battling performance on Saturday against Airdrieonians.
Missing four players through suspension and six out injured meaning a meager bench of
teenage outfield players, the Peterhead squad were down to the bare bones with
many that started not fully fit.
Blue Toon boss, Jim McInally said under the circumstances, before the match he thought a point would have been acceptable.
However, McInally firmly believes his side were worthy of a win following some questionable penalty decisions by the referee.
“I think it was two points lost at the end of the day,” said McInally after the game at Balmoor.
“However, in the lead-up to the game things were so bad I might have taken a point.
“Even when I was writing down the team lines I knew we had a good enough side to win the game.
“However, even the guys that were out there on Saturday were not quite 100 percent fit and that’s why we would have taken a draw.
“Mark Miller was playing most of the match on his left foot.
“He hardly kicked a ball with his right and he did fine.
“Nicky Riley did fine and Rory McAllister is still trying to get up to full fitness.
“And Dean Richardson hasn’t had a full game since pre-season so you can’t really knock them for effort,” he said.
“The second half we totally dominated and we really needed a break in getting one of those penalties.
“I think the Airdrie penalty was a soft one and if that was a penalty then all of ours were penalties too.
“All-in-all I’m fed up talking about referees - we need to be above that.
“Despite the suspensions and the injuries we still looked like a decent side.
“We need to start to believe that we can do well in this league as potentially we can,” he added.
Peterhead head south this weekend when they will take on Stenhousemuir and McAllister will be looking to take all three points this time around.