Spiders game will be very different for Toon

Peterhead's Balmoor stadium.
Peterhead's Balmoor stadium.

Peterhead’s Jordon Brown is expecting a very different sort of game when the Blue Toon meet Queen’s Park on Saturday.

The Blue Toon’s defeat at Annan was marred by a melee between players and football which was less than pleasing on the eye.

But Gus MacPherson’s Spiders play a more stylish, possession based game and enjoy a high-quality astroturf surface at their temporary home at Airdrieonians Excelsior Stadium.

Brown said: “I never thought Queen’s Park were the worst in the league and now that they’re up and running you can see how well they’re doing.

“They won’t be at Hampden on the big pitch so it will be tough for us.

“But after Saturday we’re keen to get back on track.”

Queen’s Park have won both of their last two matches, netting four goals apiece against Albion Rovers and East Stirlingshire, and conceding only once.

Peterhead manager Jim McInally said: “To be honest I’m glad Queen’s Park have improved their form because it was always going to turn at some point.

“A lot of our players have never played at Airdrie and it’s a lovely pitch and ground.

“Every game now is a cup final for us. We’ll go down and, whatever Annan’s position, deal with it.”