Peterhead defender Jason Brown is confident they can shut out one of Scotland’s top marksman and storm to the top of League Two.
The Blue Toon face Edinburgh City tonight at Ainslie Park in a top of the table clash.
The Buchan team are two points behind the capital side who are at the head of the table.
This evening Jim McInally’s side will look to win and leapfrog City. To do that it is likely they will need to keep striker Blair Henderson quiet.
He has notched 20 goals already this season – but centre-back Brown reckons they can shackle him and get the points.
The 22-year-old said: “Blair has been scoring a lot of goals but we just concentrate on ourselves and how we play.
“We know if we play well we can cause them problems and if we defend well like we have been in recent weeks then hopefully we can keep a clean sheet.
“If we do that then we can get the ball up to our dangerous attackers and they can do the job for us at the other end.
“Up at Balmoor earlier in the season I didn’t think there was much in the game (Edinburgh won 1-0).
“It was close with two good sides going at it and it will be the same in this game.
“There’s nothing between the teams and I think it will be tight but it’s one we are looking forward to.”
After spending last season chasing firstly Stirling Albion and then Montrose at the top of League Two, Peterhead just missed out on promotion at the end of the campaign.
After that pain Brown doesn’t want to be playing catch-up this term, saying: “Everyone wants to be top rather than be looking above and trying to catch the teams above you.
“We had to chase Montrose last season so we would like to go top this time and hopefully we can kick on from there.
“But first of all we have to do well against Edinburgh to get ourselves there.”
Peterhead beat Berwick Rangers 5-0 on Saturday. It was an emphatic result for the Blue Toon.
Brown was among the scorers and says it was the sort of performance the Buchan team should be producing on a regular basis after some scrappy displays prior to the weekend.
Brown said: “It was a good win for us on Saturday. It was a long way to go and we know it’s tough down there.
“We wanted to get back to good performances, winning and keeping clean sheets and we did that all at once.
“We wanted to get back to playing like we know we can and I feel we did that on Saturday. We looked confident again, we were moving the ball well and pressing well.
“Everything came together well and we’ll try to take that into this game.
“It’s a big week for us and this is the second of three games, we’ll just take it game by game.
“We don’t get ahead of ourselves, we focused on Saturday and now we’re looking towards this and we want to win every game.
“We have confidence and we know if we bring our A game there is no reason why we can’t get a positive result.”