Blue Toon in­jury woes con­tinue

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - SPORT -

Peter­head man­ager Jim McI­nally may have to go with a re­cast de­fence for the sec­ond week run­ning when the Blue Toon meet Queen’s Park at Ham­p­den to­mor­row.

One-time Spi­der Mick Dun­lop is serv­ing the sec­ond game of his two-match ban fol­low­ing his dis­missal in the re­cent 3-1 win at Clyde with full back Paddy Boyle still suf­fer­ing from an an­kle in­jury.

McI­nally said: “We had Cameron Eadie lined up to take over from Mick as soon as the dust set­tled at Clyde. Paddy had been feel­ing his an­kle but was keen to play against Al­bion Rovers last week­end and was orig­i­nally in the team. How­ever, he pulled up in the warm-up and had to be re­placed by Rob­bie Leitch which meant a change in role for Wil­lie Gib­son. Paddy is feel­ing bet­ter, but we will make an early de­ci­sion on him, so we do not have to change things late on.”

Levein rails against SFA

Hearts boss Craig Levein is be­mused by the de­ci­sion to charge his club and Hiber­nian fol­low­ing last week’s Ed­in­burgh derby.

Both teams have been is­sued with no­tices of com­plaint for fail­ing to con­trol their play­ers dur­ing last week’s feisty Tynecas­tle clash.

The Scot­tish FA charges cen­tre on two sec­ond-half in­ci­dents - the first of which was sparked by Hibs’ Flo Kam­beri’s col­li­sion with Hearts’ Oliver Bozanic which saw the Swiss col­lect a sec­ond yel­low card.

But Levein in­sists both sets of play­ers were try­ing to help ref­eree An­drew Dal­las by pulling team-mates away and said: “Peo­ple think play­ers are robots who can con­trol ev­ery emo­tion go­ing. But the whole idea of team­work is to sup­port your team­mates.”

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