Peterhead boss McInally ‘positive’ about Berwick match delay

Peterhead manager Jim McInally.
Peterhead manager Jim McInally.

Peterhead boss Jim McInally believes Saturday’s match with Berwick Rangers being postponed could be a blessing in disguise.

Heavy snow at Shielfield Park meant the weekend clash was called off, but it has now been rearranged for tomorrow.

That means McInally may be able to call on three important players who were set to miss out on Saturday. It looks as if midfielder Simon Ferry and right-back Jamie Stevenson will have recovered from back and hamstring problems.

Striker and captain Rory McAllister may also be available.

He wasn’t going to travel on Saturday with his wife due to give birth, but if the baby has arrived before tomorrow it’s likely he will travel.

Peterhead trained yesterday and face title rivals Edinburgh City on Saturday.

McInally said: “I’m a positive person and for us the game being off and being rearranged has some positives.

“Rory McAllister wouldn’t have been playing on Saturday, Simon Ferry wouldn’t have been playing and neither would Jamie Stevenson.

“Now they all have a chance of playing tomorrow. Ideally we would have liked to play on Saturday, but it didn’t happen, however the forecast is good so we should get it played on Tuesday.

“If we don’t play tomorrow then we have to play next Tuesday.

“So in terms of it being around the Edinburgh game it doesn’t make much difference to me.”