Blue Toon injury woes continue
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.”