The Blue Toon face the recently-relegated Championship facet at Balmoor this afternoon of their final sport earlier than the Premier Sports activities Cup begins for them on July 10.
In what might be a high-profile televised sport for Peterhead, they’ll welcome Jim Goodwin’s Aberdeen to Buchan for the primary aggressive fixture between the 2 golf equipment in a century.
Peterhead assistant boss Davie Nicholls desires to make use of right this moment’s pleasant with Dundee as preparation for his or her bumper cup tie with Aberdeen.
Going through full-time opposition within the form of the Darkish Blues must be perfect to get gamers prepared for the Dons sport.
“It’ll be an excellent studying curve for our gamers and an opportunity for them to precise themselves,” mentioned Nicholls. “It’ll be an excellent sport and can get the boys prepared for the Aberdeen sport the next week.
“I might say fitness-wise, the boys appear to be on it simply now. I gave them a extremely onerous session on Wednesday night time they usually had been proper at it. I’ve no qualms about anyone’s health – they got here again in good situation.
“Dundee have gotten a brand new supervisor and may have aspirations of going and profitable the Championship. That might be their goal this 12 months.
“I’m positive the brand new supervisor might be eager to stamp his authority on the squad and ensure everyone seems to be up for it. If not then I’m positive he’ll do away with them.”
Peterhead haven’t had too many accidents to concern them throughout the low season. New addition Ryan Strachan is recovering from an Achilles operation and a July return has been pencilled in for him.
Defender David Wilson missed the tip of final season after chipping a bone in his foot however is making progress after his return to coaching.
“He’s a bit rusty with the soccer however he’s nearly there with the health ranges,” added Nicholls. “The kind of character he’s, he’s decided and can preserve at it.
“We’ve acquired some good boys in. Paul Dixon is an effective talker on the again; I observed that final weekend when he was providing boys good recommendation.
“Ryan Dow is getting sharper by the week and is getting again in direction of his greatest. They’re all working onerous. Robbie McGale appeared good final weekend and whereas he has a bit to study positionally, we are able to work on that when Jim (McInally) will get again.”