Away win heralds start of season says Sheran

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JOHN Sheran’s men can finally breathe a sigh of relief after bagging their first away win since April 2010.

And Sheran believes that the Blue Toon’s season can now get underway after the away hoodoo hanging over the club was finally banished with a 2-0 victory at East Stirlingshire on Saturday.

The Peterhead boss, who rang the changes following a disappointing 3-2 defeat at the hands of Annan Athletic the week before, praised the team for their impressive display and singled out David Ross who was playing in an unfamiliar midfield role on Saturday.

“It was a great win for us on Saturday and it gets rid of the away record thing that has been hanging over the club for a while now,” said Sheran.

“We put in a great performance and we should have won by a wee bit more at the end of the day.

“It may have been a bit of nerves from the lads but I think it was more defensively towards the end but at the end of the day it’s an away win and that’s what we needed.”

Peterhead are now just three points off second place following Saturday’s victory, but Sheran isn’t sitting on his laurels and says the hard work starts now for the squad.

“Three points for a win does make a difference to your league position but we now have to go out there and improve on that performance and build on that,” he said.

“We have a hard match against Alloa Athletic on Saturday and we have now got to focus on that.

“It was good to break the away win hoodoo as it stops people talking about it. That’s it gone now and we now have to concentrate on getting the points and moving up the league.

“Saturday’s match also gave us a win on Astroturf and that was good and the boys did well.

“The win was important for us and we can now view that as the start of our season and we can focus on going forward. We’ve started now so let’s keep it up,” he added.