Peterhead’s Dow all-clear to play in Scottish Cup clash after Ross County give permission

Ryan Dow.
Ryan Dow.

Peterhead manager Jim McInally is pleased that they will be allowed to use Ryan Dow in the Scottish Cup.

The Blue Toon have been given confirmation that the Ross County loanee will be allowed to play in the tourney.

The midfielder missed the Buchan team’s second-round tie with Kelty Hearts because the Staggies did not want him cup-tied.

But now the Dingwall team have said Dow can play in the Scottish Cup for Peterhead and he will be in contention for the Blue Toon’s third-round tie next Saturday against Morton at Cappielow.

McInally, pictured, has been happy with Dow’s contribution since he arrived at Balmoor in September so the news he can feature in the cup is a boost.

After joining Peterhead, Dow had helped them on a run of seven wins in a row, which was only ended last Saturday by Queen’s Park who prevailed 2-0 at Hampden.

McInally is pleased to have the 27-year-old available for cup action.

He said: “It is good news for us because it means we can plan for the Morton game and potentially having Ryan involved.

“He has performed well since he came on loan to us and it will be good to have him involved.

“We’re playing a Championship side in Morton, so they are the favourites and we will need to play well if we are going to get a result.

“But having Ryan available is a boost. He has come from a Championship side in Ross County and having played at the level he has we know he is capable of causing sides like Morton problems.”