Peterhead defender Mason Robertson is confident his side can finish Stirling Albion off tomorrow and book their place in the League 1 play-off final.
Robertson was credited with the only goal of the game against Stirling in Wednesday night’s first leg, although he claims a Binos defender beat him to it to turn the ball home.
But regardless of the scorer, a confident and assured Blue Toon go into the Balmoor contest on the back of seven straight victories, whereas Dave Mackay’s side have not won in eight games.
A two-legged final against Stenhousemuir or League 1 side Queen’s Park awaits the victors next week, with Peterhead going all out to secure an immediate return to the third tier.
Robertson, who had found the net five times before Wednesday night, is happy to take credit for the goal but is more focused on ensuring he has two more games to contribute towards in the promotion push.
He said: “It was my second start in the last three days and the boys have done well in the last seven.
“I didn’t actually touch it – the defender got there just before me so it was an own goal. But I’ll take it. I’ve not had a bad run in front of goal, but not as good as Jason Brown who has scored 10 this season.
“We got the win to take back home and finish the job off.
“We’re really confident with the run we’re on just now. To win seven in a row is really good.
“We’ve done well away from home but struggled a wee bit at home.
“If the boys come out strong on Saturday we’ll come through.
“We’re looking really good to get there and we’ll look forward to playing Queens Park or Stenny but we have to get the job done first on Saturday.”
Robertson was praised by his manager Jim McInally for how he performed against Stirling, winning a number of key headers as well as contributing in front of goal.
He was joined at centre-back for the last 40 minutes by Jason Brown after David McCracken’s injury and acquitted himself well against experienced striker Peter MacDonald and League 2’s player of the year Darren Smith.