No glee at Glebe Park as fixture postponed

A frozen Glebe Park meant Peterhead players had a Saturday off
A frozen Glebe Park meant Peterhead players had a Saturday off

Peterhead’s away fixture against Brechin City was called off on Saturday due to the pitch being frozen.

While all other fixtures in the Scottish League 1 division survived the cold, in the Championship Ranger’s trip to Cowdenbeath and in League 2 East Fife v East Stirlingshire were also called off.

The Blue Toon must now focus on this Saturday’s fixture as they welcome Stenhousemuir to Balmoor.

Stenny, who drew 1-1 with second bottom Ayr last weekend, have faced Jim McInally’s men twice already this season and both times Peterhead have came out on top.

The fixtures came just one month apart during the first half of the season.

September saw a 1-0 home victory sealed by an early goal from Steve Noble.

Then in October Peterhead came from 1-0 down to win 2-1 at Ochilview Park, courtesy of a Rory McAllister double.

The postponement also means new signing, American midfielder Kevin Dzierzawski, will have to wait to make his debut.

Dzierzawski joins the Blue Toon on loan from championship side Queen of the South.

Peterhead boss Jim McInally says the player came highly recommended from former midfielder Mark Millar.

He told the Buchanie: “He’s a young boy who still has a lot to prove but he’ll make a good addition to our squad.

“He’s made a big move coming to Scotland from America to chase the dream of being a footballer. He is very ambitious.”

Mark Millar, who joined Queen of the South from Peterhead earlier this month, was quick to alert his former gaffer about Dzierzawski.

“Mark recommended him to us,” he said.

“He’s up there now and knew that Kev was a good player and that he was available for loan.

“I think a few clubs were after him and I’m sure Mark will have helped sell Peterhead to Kev.”

Dzierzawski joins following the departure of midfielders Millar and Bryan Gillfillan.

“Kev has a reputation for being a very good passer of the ball. He can pass with either foot, is very composed and will fit in well with the work ethic here at Peterhead.

“I saw him play against Livingston earlier this month and since Gilly left we’ve needed a midfielder.”

Dzierawski is now expected to make his Peterhead bow this weekend against Stenhousemuir, weather permitting.