Peterhead boss Jim McInally will give star striker Rory McAllister a late fitness test in the hope he can face League Two tabletoppers Stirling Albion tomorrow.
Prolific scorer McAllister missed the 3-1 loss to Stenhousemuir last week due to a hamstring injury as the Blue Toon’s winning start to the league ended.
McAllister has already scored five goals this season and is just one off hitting the 150 mark for Peterhead since joining the Balmoor club from Brechin City in 2011.
The 30-year-old netted 26 times in all competitions for Peterhead last season.
McInally said: “There is a doubt over Rory McAllister and we will have to leave him until the last minute.
“We did not have Rory last week and he also missed the Annan Athletic game.
“Rory very rarely misses games and he did not train on Wednesday night. However, we will give him every chance of making the game tomorrow.”
McAllister is just one of a number of injury concerns for Peterhead ahead of the home clash with Stirling.
Summer signing Mason Robertson, Jordon Brown and Dave McCracken are all ruled out while Mark Lawrence is also rated doubtful having missed training this week due to illness.
Despite the injury problems McInally has no concerns about fielding a strong enough side to challenge the early League Two leaders.
He said: “We have a good enough squad and will just get on with it. There is no point in worrying about players being out.”
Having suffered relegation to League Two at the end of last season, McInally overhauled his squad.
Peterhead won their opening two league games before slipping to the 3-1 loss at Stenhousemuir last weekend. McInally wants an immediate response.
He said: “Stirling Albion have won their first three league games but it is a match we are looking forward to.
“Our only other defeat this season was against Dunfermline (5-1, League Cup) and we came back from that to beat Hearts (2-1, League Cup).
“Hopefully we can do the same this weekend because it would be nice to open up another winning run.”