‘One game at a time’ mantra for Peterhead against Berwick tonight

Jason Brown, right.
Jason Brown, right.

Peterhead’s Jason Brown says they can’t look beyond tonight’s game with Berwick Rangers as they look to turn up the heat in the League Two title race.

The Blue Toon visit Shielfield Park this evening in a rearranged match after the initial fixture was postponed, on Saturday due to snow which has now lifted.

This weekend the Buchan outfit will take on title rivals Edinburgh City and victory tonight would move the Balmoor outfit eight points clear at the summit ahead of the clash.

Defender Brown is hoping for Peterhead to take the chance to extend their advantage tonight, but insists they will only focus on Edinburgh once they have taken care of Berwick.

The 22-year-old said: “It would be nice to win and be further clear of Edinburgh before playing them.

“But we are taking it one game at a time, that’s what we are told and that’s what we are doing.

“Tonight is another big game and we need to deal with that and try to win that.

“Once it is out of the way we’ll focus on playing Edinburgh, which is another big game – but right now we are just trying to get three points against Berwick.

“We’ve had six wins (in a row) and we want to keep it going, but the boys are flying just now.

Peterhead defender Jason Brown.

“We haven’t played at our best at times during that run – we all know that we can play better.

“But we are looking at the result more than the performance because sometimes the result is all that matters and that is the case tonight.”

With Saturday’s encounter with Berwick postponed the Blue Toon were keen to get it played quickly.

Brown is happy the clubs were able to rearrange it for tonight. The Peterhead squad kept their sharpness up ahead of the match with a training session on Sunday.

Brown added: “It’s good to get the game played quickly after Saturday.

“We want to get the games ticked off the list as quick as we can.

“It wasn’t ideal on Saturday but now it’s today so it’s a quick turnaround.

“We’re going down there confident and hopefully we can get the points.

“We trained on Sunday after the game was off on Saturday.

“The manager said it was important to turn the legs over before the game on Tuesday.

“So we had a light session on Sunday, which was good because we need to keep ourselves ticking over.”

Berwick are ninth in League Two, just two points above bottom-of-the-table Albion Rovers.

The Wee Gers were comfortably clear of Rovers, but two weeks ago the Cliftonhill outfit beat Stirling Albion and also were awarded three points from a game against Clyde in which the Bully Wee fielded an ineligible player.

It means Berwick are now in a survival scrap and Brown believes that will make them tricky opponents.

He said: “They are down near the bottom of the table and they looked a bit safer.

“Then things have happened with Clyde and Albion winning which has narrowed the gap.

“They will be fighting for their lives and we know that.

“It will be a scrappy game, it won’t be a pretty watch, but for us it’s just about trying to get the three points and moving on.”