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BLUE Toon boss John Sheran tore into his side after yet another disappointing defeat - this time at the hands of former Highland League rivals Elgin City.

Peterhead’s failure to bring their pre-season form into competitive matches has seen Sheran’s side record just one victory since the season began.

And now the pressure is mounting on Sheran and his side to start performing and get back to winning ways.

Elgin romped to a 3-1 victory at Balmoor on Saturday in a game which saw Peterhead with most of the possession.

Blue Toon fans were forced to sit and watch another disappointing display, in what is fast becoming the norm this season.

Now Sheran is calling on his side to start showing some character and get back to winning ways - and soon!

“It was an extremely disappointing result on Saturday as we had 75 percent of possession yet threw it away,” he said.

“It was extremely frustrating for everyone but its been symptomatic of what we have done this year.

“I can only ask everyone to re-group and start again and clear their minds of anything that’s negative in there and let’s come back and start again in a positive vein.

“I can understand the supporters being a bit frustrated and they’re entitled to voice their opinions, but we need everyone to get behind the players and help work this out and that’s what we are trying to do - to get behind them.”

Sheran admitted that a lot of heads were down at the moment and it was difficult trying to get them out of the rut.

“We need something a bit more positive from them rather than this negativity,” he said.

“One or two players have put up their hands and admitted that they were at fault on a couple of occasions on Saturday, but the team as a whole needs to improve.

“It’s very, very frustrating but we can’t let it get us down and we just have to come back and go out fighting hard.

“We need to roll our sleeves up and show a bit of character and just get on with it at the end of the day,” he added.