Simon Ferry says every player in the Peterhead squad is desperate to get promotion from League Two to repay the club’s behind-the-scenes heroes.
the Blue Toon trail leaders Montrose by three points with two matches left.
To clinch the title the Buchan side require two wins and hope the Gable Endies slip up.
They could still gain promotion through the play-offs but after relegation to League Two last year Ferry is hoping to lift the title to repay the people who run the club.
Ferry, who joined the club in September 2015 and is based in Glasgow, said: “The way we’re looked after at the club is brilliant, the guys that run the club are great.
“Ian Grant (vice-chairman) and Harry Fraser (director) are at training every Wednesday and they’re carrying goals and things.
“They’re the guys who pay our wages and they’re carrying goals and making dinner for us after training.
“Since I’ve been at the club they’ve been great to me, personally.
“They do everything they can to help you with the travelling and everything.
“I know all the boys feel the way we’re looked after at Peterhead is excellent – it’s a club full of great people and it’s up to us to repay them.
“Unfortunately, we’re not top of the league but I think the boys have done well this year.
“One thing you must do when you’re looked after so well is give your all –and we’ve done that every week.
“We’ve been a bit unlucky that Montrose have had a great season. Last year the league was won with 66 points and this year we’re already on 70 points and we’re not top.”
Ferry also wants to repay boss Jim McInally, and added: “The only reason I went to Peterhead was because of Jim.
“I think if there was another manager there you wouldn’t get boys travelling up from as far south, to be honest.
“Jim works things so well with the players travelling from Glasgow and Edinburgh and with boys from Aberdeen and Dundee.
“Jim’s been great for me and I’ve really enjoyed working with him.”
Tomorrow the Blue Toon face Elgin, who still have an outside chance of making the play-offs, at Borough Briggs.
Ferry said: “I’m expecting a tough game because they’ve still got a chance of the play-offs.
“We just need to keep trying to put pressure on Montrose.
“We want to take this to the last day. We said if we won the last six games we’d have a good chance of winning it.
“But Montrose have done well to win their games.
“They’ve got Stenhousemuir and Elgin, and maybe it’s me just being an optimist, but I’m still hopeful one of those two teams will take something off them – and then it’s up to us.”
Meanwhile, Peterhead players Rory McAllister and Willie Gibson are among the four nominees for League Two Player of the Year.