Peterhead V Stenhousemuir at Balmoor Stadium : Match Preview

07 August 2015 03:31
Peterhead V Stenhousemuir - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Spitting Scott banned

Peterhead defender Scott Ross will miss out against Stenhousemuir after he was handed a two-match retrospective ban for spitting at Rangers player Nicky Law last Sunday.

Steven Noble is ruled out with a hamstring injury and Ally Gilchrist is an injury doubt.

However, Nicky Riley returns after attending a family wedding.

Manager Jim McInally said: "I watched Stenhousemuir down at Stranraer last weekend and they look a much more experienced side than the one they had last season. We are a bit short of numbers in defence, but are stronger up front with the return of Nicky, so we will be attacking a lot."

The Warriors head north without Mark Gilhaney who has a groin injury, and Anthony Marenghi, who has an ankle problem.

Manager Brown Ferguson said: "We may have lost to Stranraer, however the players deserve great credit for the way that they competed for everything.

"We were undone at a set piece and then lost an injury-time goal as we chased an equaliser so we can actually take a lot of heart from the performance.

"Peterhead will change their tactics greatly for this one compared to how they faced Rangers last week. They were excellent at shutting them down, however I expect a much more open approach in this game."

Source: PAR