Peterhead’s Ferry: We’re League Two leaders but it won’t be all plain sailing against Clyde

Simon Ferry.

Peterhead’s Simon Ferry insists they have to keep winning now that they are top of League Two.

The Blue Toon reached the summit of the division on Tuesday night with a 1-0 victory over Stirling Albion at Forthbank.

Jim McInally’s side have 28 points and lead Montrose on goal difference, while Stirling are two points behind.

Ferry is pleased to be at the top of the table, but as the Buchan outfit prepare to face eighth-placed Clyde at Balmoor on Saturday, the midfielder has stressed the importance of continuing their good form.

Peterhead have won seven of their last eight games and, if they are to remain top of the pile, Ferry knows they need to carry on winning.

He said: “We need to keep winning, the only way we can stay at the top is if we keep winning.

“The win against Stirling won’t mean anything if we don’t go and beat Clyde on Saturday.

“The home games are our bread and butter and if we win them then we have a good chance of going up.

“It feels good to be top. We’ve won seven out of our last eight games, so to go to Stirling and win – I think you deserve to be top of the league if you can do that.”​

Despite being top of the table, Ferry also thinks the Blue Toon can still perform better.

Against Stirling they dominated for most of the game, but a failure to add a second goal meant they had to endure a nerve-jangling finish and Ferry wants to see them hit top form soon.

He added: “I still think we can play better, we’re top of the league and we’re not really playing as well as we can play.

“So fingers crossed that will improve and we can open up a wee gap.

“I think it should have been more comfortable, in the first 20 minutes we could have scored four goals. And even after that we had chances to score. Then we got our goal.

“But at the end, even though they were down to 10 men, they were throwing everything at us, so we did well to see it out.”

Although Ferry can see that grinding out wins when not at your best is a good trait for a team to have, he knows it won’t be easy.

He said: “Every game is hard in this league – it seems like everyone is up for the game against us.

“There are no easy matches, so we need to be at our best every week. If we can keep grinding out results that is the way you win leagues.”