McAllister rallies Peterhead for Binos battle – and chance to go top of League Two

Rory McAllister.
Picture by Darrell Benns
Rory McAllister. Picture by Darrell Benns

Peterhead striker Rory McAllister believes they are good enough to win League Two and wants to fire them to the top of the table tonight.

The third-placed Blue Toon travel to second-placed Stirling Albion tonight.

They trail leaders Montrose by three points, but victory at Forthbank this evening will lift the Buchan outfit to the summit of the table on goal difference.

The Binos had set a blistering pace at the start of the season by winning seven of their first nine games.

But Dave Mackay’s team have struggled in recent weeks taking only four points from their last four matches.

McAllister believes Jim McInally’s side are the best team in League Two and wants to show that this evening.

He said: “We want to take the chance, and it is a big game, but we just have to treat it like any other game and just try to concentrate on getting the win.

“If we turn up, then I think we are more than capable of beating them.

“So it is just up to ourselves, really. If we are on our game I feel we are the better team and we should be beating them.

“We have played everybody now and we know what we are up against.

“I personally feel there is nobody in this league better than us.

“I feel we are the best team, we have just got to be consistent and prove that we are the best team.

“It doesn’t matter whether we get there (top of the table) now or whether we get there at the end of the season.

“But it would be good to get there now, so that we can stay there and not be chasing people. We want people chasing us.”

On Saturday, Peterhead beat Edinburgh City 3-0 at Balmoor with McAllister netting twice.

The brace made him the first player in Scotland to hit 20 goals this season – and he has done so in just 20 games.

McAllister has not set himself a goal target for the campaign but would like to beat his best for one season of 34 and believes that if he can keep scoring then the Blue Toon will be close to winning the title. He added: “It is good to get to 20 goals and to be the first in Scotland to do it this season.

“I can’t see any reason why it won’t continue and if I push on and keep scoring goals at this rate and the other guys keep chipping in, we’re not going to be far away.

“I just have to keep chapping away and see what I end up with.

“If I score 30 or 40 it doesn’t really matter as long as we win the league – that is the most important thing. “If I go on to score 40 goals this season I’d like to think we’d win the league, to be honest. I’m not saying we’ll definitely do that, but I don’t think I’ll be far away.

“The most I’ve scored is 34 in a season. If I stay fit from now until the end of the season there’s no reason why I can’t beat that record and maybe hit 40 goals, which would be nice for the season.”