Scott Brown hails perfect ending for Peterhead as he contemplates next move

Callum Home, Scott Brown, Jack Leitch, Simon Ferry and Derek Lyle.
Callum Home, Scott Brown, Jack Leitch, Simon Ferry and Derek Lyle.

If it turns out this was their last day together, then Scott Brown would not have it end another way.

The futures of many a Peterhead player are up in the air – as well as manager Jim McInally – and even promotion to League 1 might not be enough to retain the bulk of the squad.

Brown, a former St Johnstone player, is honest enough to admit he would like to get back to full-time football.

He has been part-time since 2016 when he left McDiarmid Park and McInally has spoken glowingly of his ability to step back up to that level.

Ryan Dow is in a similar boat, given his recent experience with Ross County in the Premiership, and other players may be enticed away by new opportunities.

From Brown’s perspective, his wish to keep the band together is countered only by the desire to see his team-mates and friends achieve as much as they can.

He said: “It’s hard because the boys have done well and you’d like to see them move on to better things.

“We’ll wait and see what happens – if that happened to be my last day then it was a great day. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Peterhead so hopefully it can either continue or I can move on to full-time.”

Having lived through the relegation in 2017 and subsequent near-miss a year ago, Brown revelled in the chance to put matters right on Saturday afternoon.

He also reserved special mention to match-winner Jack Leitch, who took his tally to 11 for the season with the brace against Queen’s Park.