Scott Brown return to top form hailed by Peterhead boss Jim McInally
Peterhead boss Jim McInally reckons skipper Scott Brown is back to his best after putting disappointment over a failed move behind him.
Brown’s four-year stint at Balmoor looked set to end in the summer when the Blue Toon gave him permission to talk to Falkirk about a potential switch move.
However, that deal fell through, the midfielder stayed put - and that, according to McInally, is very much Falkirk’s loss and Peterhead’s gain.
McInally says the fact that Peterhead were willing to let the 26-year-old move even though he was under contract has reinforced the bond between the club and the player he chose to succeed Blue Toon legend Rory McAllister as captain.
The Blue Toon gaffer said: “I’m delighted with him. I think it helps when you both trust each other.
“He knew that we were going to let him walk away from being a signed player for nothing. It shows him that we were going to be true to our word and not stand in his way.
“When it doesn’t happen for him he comes back, he’s delighted to be coming back.
“He’s not coming back under any obligation to be at Peterhead, but it’s because he wants to be at Peterhead.
“I think he’s back to his best. It helps having big Gary (MacKenzie) and Simon (Ferry) back. Scott feeds off of these guys with their experience.
“He’s not a vociferous captain. He leads by example and I’m delighted for him to see him back enjoying his football.”