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We are no one-man team, maintains McInally

ELGIN V PETERHEAD
(DUNCAN BROWN)

PETERHEAD'S RORY MCALLISTER  CELEBRATES HIS SECOND GOAL WITH BRYAN GILFILLAN AND JORDON BROWN

ELGIN V PETERHEAD (DUNCAN BROWN) PETERHEAD'S RORY MCALLISTER CELEBRATES HIS SECOND GOAL WITH BRYAN GILFILLAN AND JORDON BROWN

Peterhead boss Jim McInally believes that his Blue Toon are a force to be reckoned with, even without injured striker Rory McAllister.

The striker pulled up with a tight hamstring 30 minutes into his side’s 3-1 victory over Clyde and may be forced to spend a spell on the sidelines.

McAllister, who has scored 9 goals already this season, was the bookie’s favourite to be League 2’s most prolific striker but Peterhead have proven their strength in depth over recent weeks.

McInally said: “Considering we are meant to be a one man team, we lost that one man early enough in the game and showed we are a decent enough side. I’m delighted.

“We’re bring guys on from the bench who should probably be playing anyway.

“Considering what we have gone through with not having bodies through injury and suspension, we’re in a good place.”

Summer signings Fraser McLaren and ex-Aberdeen midfielder Jordon Brown both came off the bench at Broadwood to make an impact.

Though an injury to a star player - arguably one of the finest in the lower leagues - would hamper many other teams in League 2, in Andy Rodgers and Fraser McLaren Peterhead have prolific alternatives.

Rodgers has particularly impressed in recent weeks, scoring for the sixth time in five games on Saturday.

His second, a hopeful looped header from long range, encapsulated the man and his motto - ‘just try hings.’

Rodgers said: “It wasn’t a hattrick but I’d take two goals every week. I’m happy with that.

“There’s no rivalry between me an Rory - the big man loves scoring goals which is why he’s scored so many in his career. He’s a top, top player.

“Fraser absolutely works his socks off - I’ve never seen a boy who can do as much running.

“It makes my life a wee bit easier and he’s scoring a few goals as well.

“If Rory’s injured then we’ve not got a problem when me and Fraser can come in.”

 

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