Evening Express

League Two: Peterhead’s McInally in call for team to improve

Rory McAllister scores.

Peterhead boss Jim McInally says they need to improve after starting the League Two season with a 1-1 draw against Queen’s Park.

The Blue Toon fell behind early on at Balmoor with Scott Gibson scoring for the Spiders.

Rory McAllister restored parity before half-time but neither side could find a winner.

McInally hopes he will see an improvement from his side over the next few weeks as they look to make a good start to the season in the pursuit of promotion from League Two.

He said: “We do need improvement. At home I think your full-backs have a big part to play in opening the game up.

“And because of injuries Callum Home was at right-back and he probably prefers playing at centre-back.

At home he gets a lot of the ball, but he’s not used to having it in advanced positions.

“That can affect the balance of the team. Our young centre-halves in Jason Brown and Cameron Eadie had a tough time against the strikers, but they came through it.

“We need to get on with it and try to do our best and improve.”

McInally added: “I thought 1-1 was a fair reflection of the game.

“We lost a goal from a set-piece which gave us some work to do.

“We played not too badly in the first half and created some opportunities and made it 1-1.

“But the second half just developed into a nothing game to be honest.

“It was really hard fought and we didn’t show enough quality to break them down and I don’t think they had many efforts at goal.

“Queen’s Park are well organised.

“In the League Cup they drew with St Mirren and were narrowly beaten by Kilmarnock which shows they’re not easy to play.

“It was a game we might have lost last season so we have to move on and build on it.”