Blue Toon boss says his side ‘must do better’

Peterhead FC boss Jim McInally
Peterhead FC boss Jim McInally
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Peterhead boss Jim McInally was more than happy to come away from Saturday’s game against Brechin with a point.

The Blue Toon boss said his side had to do better after grabbing a late equaliser at Balmoor.

But McInally put some of the onus on himself, saying he was prob ably putting the wrong teams out.

“It was a good point because we just did not play well enough,” he said.

“We had a long discussion afterwards in the dressing room and I need to look at myself because I am probably putting the wrong team out.

“When we are playing with three up front we look a different side, but my problem is when you put three up front you are short of men elsewhere.”

McInally said he thought of making the change before his die went behind.

“We seem to be in the habit of losing a goal when we are making a substitution,” he said.

“When we do play with three up we get a bit of joy.

“I did think long and hard about starting with Gillie (Gilfillan) up front in this match but he played 120 minutes on Wednesday night so I thought it would be better bringing him and Andy (Rodgers) on.

“We have to do better, but their spirit is good and they finish games strongly.

“I just felt overall it was a poor performance at the end of the day. I’m happy to take the point considering we were as poor as we were.

“Neither goalkeeper had a save to make but Brechin will be disappointed that they did not get all three points.”

Peterhead now sit with 20 points and sixth in the table, but McInally says there’s no need to panic.

“We’re still in there. Brechin are a side that we should be trying to emulate to a certain extent.

“Twenty points is decent and our spirit is good and our fitness is good so we just have to get our heads down and get on,” he added.

Peterhead and Brechin are tied on 20 points each in the league but Brechin manager Ray McInnon felt that his side missed the opportunity to pull away from the Blue Toon.

“It is a game we should have won, but I have said that a few times this season,” he said.

“This is never an easy place to come but we created enough changes. It’s a reminder that one goal is never enough.”

Peterhead’s next game will see them travel to Stirling on Saturday, December 6.