Hunter looking ahead to Wick fixture this Saturday

Peter Alexander Bruce battles for possession.
Peter Alexander Bruce battles for possession.

Fraserburgh’s young attackers are beginning to find their feet in the Highland League, Peter Alexander Bruce forming a deadly strike partnership with Young Player of the Year Scott Barbour.

Having scored 14 goals in their last five Highland League games, the Burgh are beginning to show the reason for early season optimism amongst their loyal support.

For manager Kris Hunter, this threat of goals to opposition sides, which is being bolstered by the likes of Courtney Cooper and Johnny Chalmers returning to full fitness, will be the foil to the League’s big-spending sides.

Speaking on Monday, ahead of his side’s preparations for Wick Academy on Saturday, Hunter said: “They’ve been strong the last couple of seasons.

“I think, the last two seasons, we haven’t picked up any points against them. I think they beat us twice here and twice up at Wick, so we need to try and stop that kind of run of form against them.”

Commenting on the return of players such as Cooper and Chalmers, the manager said: “We’re starting to get players back now, our injury list is clearing up. We’ll have more people to select and different options, to that’s a good thing.”

He added that the pair were important to the side, giving the Burgh a goal threat from the middle of the park as well as fresh energy levels to the North-east team.

“We need to stop them playing, if you allow them to play, they will punish you. On the other hand, we’ve got a front two that are on fire just now.

“We need to stamp our authority on them on Saturday and not allow them to play and get at them going forward,” the manager closed.

Wick Academy are scheduled to play Fraserburgh Football Club on Saturday, November 14, at Bellslea Park.

Kick-off is at 3pm.

The Burgh will then play Brora (away) and Cove (home) to close out 2013, resuming the Highland League in 2014 with an away trip to last opponents Cove.