Peterhead v Airdrieonians preview

17th October 2014

New loan-signing Scott Fraser made a blistering start to his spell at Airdrie - and the midfielder says that more of the same will see the Diamonds climb the league table. 

The Dundee Utd teen announced himself in style at New Broomfield last weekend, scoring three minutes into his Airdrie debut after signing for the Club on Friday afternoon. 

"It's still early days but I've enjoyed it so far, working with a good manager and a good group of players". 

Fraser could barely have dreamed of a better start, netting the first goal in a 4-0 rout of Brechin, but he admits his opener had a touch of good fortune about it. 

"It was a great feeling to score that free kick... even if it was a little lucky!" 

The result saw the Diamonds move up to eighth place in the table, and Gary Bollan's side will be looking to build on that as they travel North to face Peterhead on Saturday. 

The Blue Toon didn't play last weekend, but notched an impressive 2-0 victory over Ayr United the previous week. 

Ex-Diamonds Jamie Stevenson and Ryan McCann are in Jim McInally's squad, but Scott Fraser is convinced that the current crop of Airdrieonians have the quality to climb the table. 

"There are a lot of good players at the Club, and it just takes a couple of results like Saturday to move up the league". 

Helping to achieve that is Scott's current priority, but the midfield man is aware that performances here will be beneficial to his Tannadice career. 

"After signing my new contract at United this year, the move will help me get experience and learn more about the game". 

Diamonds fans will have no complaints if performances continue in the vein of Saturday's win, and goals will always be welcome - lucky or not. 

One downside to last weekend's otherwise excellent result was a couple of fresh injury problems for Airdrie. 

Bryan Prunty dropped out of the starting line-up at the last minute after suffering muscle spasms, and his condition was being monitored last night. 

David Proctor limped off the field with a hamstring injury shortly after scoring the Diamonds' second goal, and is expected to be out for a couple of weeks.

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