Peterhead assistant-manager David Nicholls hopes his side’s win at Brechin can mark a turning point in the campaign.
The Blue Toon moved up to eighth in League 1 with their 1-0 win at Glebe Park thanks to Rory McAllister’s header against his former club.
Nicholls said: “The players thoroughly deserved their win as they kept at it and kept working hard.
“Rory took some stick from the home support, but it is a mark of respect as he was a great player for Brechin, just as he is for us now, but he needs some help in the final third and we’re actively trying to get that.
“We can take a lot out of this game and it’s a big result for us as we look to climb the table. We’re looking forward now. It’s a new year and we hope this win can be a turning point in our season.”
Full back Aaron Comrie impressed on his debut following his loan from St Johnstone and Nicholls believes the defender’s contribution can help the club on two fronts.
He said: “Aaron slotted in excellently and he is what we’ve been lacking all season. We identified positions we needed to strengthen all season, but right back has been so difficult for us and we’re delighted to get him in for the rest of the season.
“He looked as if he has been playing with us all season and it was an excellent debut. It was good for him to come in and also for the rest of the team as they worked so hard against a Brechin team who asked questions of us.”
The Blue Toon continue to play the waiting game in their bid to extend central defender Fiacre Kelleher’s loan from Celtic until May but Nicholls believes Peterhead is the best place for the player to continue his development.
He said: “Fiacre has an option to play in England, but we’re keen for him to stay here and we’re keeping in touch with Celtic. It would be great to have him as he is dominant and he has come on leaps and bounds since joining us.
“He’s getting a good education here.”