‘We have to stick collectively’: Peterhead midfielder Jordon Brown on the problem of going through Aberdeen within the Premier Sports activities Cup
The Blue Toon host the Dons on Sunday in each golf equipment’ first aggressive sport of the 2022-23 season, whereas each are additionally within the midst of summer season rebuilds.
Peterhead are in determined want of bolstering their squad, after 13 gamers departed the membership on the finish of final season – nevertheless, they’ve solely signed seven gamers to this point.
Peterhead midfielder Jordon Brown isn’t writing his aspect off forward of their Premier Sports activities Cup conflict towards Aberdeen at Balmoor.
The Dons even have six new faces of their ranks, as Jim Goodwin seems to be to enhance on final season’s disappointment of ending tenth within the Premiership.
Regardless of having a depleted squad, Brown says League One Peterhead can nonetheless give a superb account of themselves towards a new-look Aberdeen aspect, who can be anticipated to win.
He mentioned: “There’s no method Aberdeen ought to even be within the cup at this stage.
“They’ve had a foul season final 12 months and so they’re in an identical place to ourselves with a whole participant rebuild.
“They’ve had a giant turnover in gamers and we’ve misplaced large gamers as effectively.
“We have to stick collectively and use the skilled ones in our group to go and get the youthful ones by way of, and hopefully it’ll be a begin that we will construct on.
“There can be no strain on us, however we’ll put strain on ourselves. We need to give a superb exhibiting and don’t need to turnover for them.”
Regardless of the Blue Toon’s participant conundrum – with boss Jim McInally describing their present squad numbers as “embarrassing” – Brown remains to be hopeful of their possibilities towards the Dons.
Whereas the midfielder admits they’re missing numbers, he says Peterhead will go into the sport assured they’ll put in a superb efficiency.
Brown, a product of Aberdeen’s youth academy, added: “I believe it’s evident we’re brief on our bodies, however we’ve got bought sufficient high quality there and have a superb core squad.
“We’re going to be enjoying towards a full-time crew – and we’ve achieved that loads of occasions prior to now. There’s 4 or 5 of them in our league this 12 months so we’re not too unfamiliar with that.
“We all know the standard that Aberdeen can have, however inside ourselves, we should be assured with the group that we’ve bought.”