‘Star Man’ Gibson calls on Peterhead boys to keep their winning run going

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Peterhead's Willie Gibson and Stenhousemuir's Nicki Paterson.

Willie Gibson has challenged Peterhead to keep up their scintillating form and beat bogy side Stenhousemuir.

The Blue Toon have been in great form recently, having won 10 of their last 11 games in all competitions.

They have racked up 13 goals in their last two matches with a 6-2 win over title rivals Montrose and a 7-0 thrashing of Elgin.

Gibson wants them to continue their excellent form by recording a win over Stenny at Ochilview Park.

Brown Ferguson’s team have been a bogy side for Jim McInally’s men having won the last five meetings between the two clubs.

Gibson said: “We’ve done a lot of chasing because of our performances earlier in the season.

“Then we finally got on top of the league and then a couple of games were called off, so we were knocked off the top again.

“We’ve always been chasing and we still are chasing Montrose even though we’ve got the games in hand.

“With the last three performances and three results it’s crucial that we keep it going and maintain that run because it only adds to the confidence of the players.

“Tomorrow it’s about putting right a wrong because Stenhousemuir have beaten us twice in the league so far this season.

“They’ve got that over us and it would be nice to go down there and win, and get a bit of revenge.

“I didn’t know about losing the last three games of last season, but I’m well aware of what’s happened this season. And that being the case it makes it even more important that we put that right.

“It will be a tough game, but we went to Montrose and performed and then we backed it up with a great win against Elgin.

“We’re going into the game confident and hopefully we can pick up another three points.”

Following their last two results, the Buchan outfit sit second in League Two just a point behind leaders Montrose with two games in hand.

While this week also saw Gibson receive some personal recognition for his fine performances.

He was named star man in the SPFL’s team of the week following his goal and two assists against Montrose on December 30.

The midfielder added: “It was nice to hear and it was a surprise. After the Elgin game we were sitting at Balmoor having something to eat and Jordon Brown mentioned it to me.

“I didn’t follow the SPFL but Jordon told me I was named star man and I had a look. I’ve started following the SPFL on social media now.

“It is nice recognition for how I’ve been playing and that is good for my confidence. But it also reflects on how well the team have been playing because if the team are not doing too well your performances suffer a bit.”

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