Peterhead manager Jim McInally reckons attacker Rory McAllister is in the form of his life as the Blue Toon continue their bid to get back to League 1 at the first attempt.
McAllister has blasted 24 goals already this season and has scored in each of the last seven matches as the Balmoor men have closed in on leaders Montrose, cutting the gap to one point with two games in hand.
This terrific form has landed the SPFL’s longest-serving boss with the Ladbrokes League 2 manager-of-the-month award for December.
But McInally says it’s all down to the efforts of his players – and the form of McAllister, in particular.
The Peterhead manager said: “This is Rory’s best season. He’s been scoring goals for fun – as he usually does – but there has been so much more.
“He’s in the best shape I have seen him and he is contributing so much more to the team. He’s not just scoring goals, he’s creating them, too, so his overall game has improved.”
McAllister, 30, is setting his sights on Stirling Albion tomorrow as he seeks to beat his best tally for a season of 33 goals.
McInally says it’s been a terrific response from his players over the busy winter schedule and revealed they were rewarded with some prime fillet steaks at training on Wednesday.
He said: “The club had said that if the lads beat Montrose at the end of the year they would all get fillet steaks and they were true to their word. It’s little things like this that keep the boys going.”