Simon Ferry believes Peterhead’s strength in depth in attack can help Peterhead to glory this season.
The Blue Toon have started the season well in their quest for promotion from League Two this campaign.
From their opening nine matches the Buchan team have picked up 22 points – a return which sees them sitting second in the table, two behind Edinburgh City.
On Saturday they rounded off the first quarter with an emphatic 3-0 win over Elgin City at Balmoor.
Ferry believes that was their best performance in attack so far this term.
Peterhead have a wealth of options going forward which include strikers Rory McAllister, Russell McLean and Derek Lyle and midfielders Willie Gibson, Jack Leitch, Jamie Stevenson, Scott Brown and recent loan signing Ryan Dow.
Ferry feels the choice manager Jim McInally has in attack can help the Blue Toon to success this season – particularly now that the likes of Dow are up to speed after being left out in the cold at parent club Ross County.
Ferry said: “I would say Saturday against Elgin is probably as well as we’ve played.
“In the second half going forward it’s probably the best we’ve attacked as a team.
“It takes time because some of the players we’ve brought in like Derek Lyle and Ryan Dow were chasing fitness.
“But now they’re more up to speed and it gives us more options.
“Ryan has great experience and has played at a very high level.
“In attack we have many options. So if we have to change our game plan or face teams that set up differently there are a number of options we can go to.
“I always think for teams to be successful they need to have people at the top end of the pitch fighting for places and we’ve got that this year.”
Peterhead’s haul of 22 points from the first nine games would in most seasons be enough to have them sitting top. But this term Edinburgh’s blistering start has displaced them.
Ferry thinks the Blue Toon have set a standard for the rest of the campaign with their early season form.
He said: “We have and we need to keep it up because Edinburgh look like they’re going to have a good season and keep pushing. So it’s up to us to keep going.
“We need to stay with them and keep putting pressure on them and there’s only one way to do that – by winning.”
Peterhead are not in action this weekend due to the Irn-Bru Challenge Cup third round being played.
Then they face Lowland League team Kelty Hearts in the Scottish Cup second round on October 20.
While some would enjoy a weekend off Ferry insists he would rather be playing. But with training and a bounce game against Forfar tomorrow, he says they won’t be rusty when they return to action.
He said: “I would rather keep playing to be honest because we’re on a run and you want to keep playing every week.
“Then we play in the Scottish Cup, but the boys will work hard.
“We’ll have training and we’ve got a bounce game as well before the Scottish, so we’ll work hard.”