Peterhead manager Jim McInally believes his side can bring rejuvenated Morton’s unbeaten run to an end today.
The Cappielow men head to Balmoor this afternoon brimming with confidence after defeating League 1 leaders Stranraer 2-0 last weekend to extend their unbeaten sequence to six matches.
The Blue Toon defeated Jim Duffy’s team 1-0 in the league at Greenock in December and McInally is expecting another close encounter.
He said: “That was a well-deserved victory but we know this will be a tight match. They have used the transfer window really well and have also brought in some good players with top-flight experience.
“They have got Ross Caldwell from St Mirren, Peter MacDonald from Dundee and Declan McManus back from Aberdeen, so they are strong in attack. But if we play as well as we did against Ayr United last week we will be hard to beat.”
Peterhead will welcome back attacker Rory McAllister from suspension and Jamie Stevenson from a hamstring injury for today’s fixture at Balmoor.
McInally added: “I feel as though we haven’t had everyone available and match fit at the same time. Hopefully, we can run into that period next month as we play seven games in March.
“There are plenty of games there for people to get up to speed. March is going to be a big month for most teams.
“I always feel the full-time teams benefit most during the midweek games. Teams like Dunfermline and Morton should get an advantage then.
“I don’t think there is a lot between the players from Morton and Peterhead. I am sure Morton would take a few players from our team and vice-versa. But when you play the full-time teams they can sometimes be a wee bit sharper and faster.
“They are training every day, so you have to be on your toes.
“If we play well we will certainly give them a good game.”