Ferguson looks to take positives to Peterhead

Stephen Stirling, a scorer against East Stirling recently, came off at Stranraer with a knock
Stephen Stirling, a scorer against East Stirling recently, came off at Stranraer with a knock
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Stenhousemuir begin their League One campaign on Saturday with a long trip north to face Peterhead at Balmoor.

Stenny went out of the League Cup at the first hurdle when they were beaten 2-0 at Stranraer on Saturday, but despite the defeat Warriors boss Brown Ferguson believes there were positives to be taken out of the match.

He said: “Getting knocked out of the cup was the disappointing part but having reviewed the game in terms of our overall performance there were positives.

“They only had two or three chances so it wasn’t as if we were being cut open and the second goal was an irrelevance because it came in injury time when we were chasing the game and had players up the park.

“We played reasonably well and while it was disappointing to lose a goal from a set play that’s something we’ve been able to work on in training.

“We know Peterhead will be a very difficult match. They are a physically strong side who had a good season last year and haven’t made many changes.

“But if we can put on the same type of display overall as we did on Saturday, hopefully we can come away with a positive result.”

Midfielder Stephen Stirling came off with a knock at Stranraer but Ferguson is hopeful he may be fit, but winger Mark Gilhaney, who missed the Stranraer game with a groin strain, is doubtful.