Peterhead midfielder Kevin Dzierzawski feels confident with Jim McInally behind the wheel



Peterhead midfielder Kevin Dzierzawski reckons the Blue Toon are on the road to success after revealing that manager Jim McInally is literally his chauffeur.

American midfielder Dzierzawski is based in Dundee along with team-mate Leighton McIntosh and McInally.

And the 24-year-old often catches a lift with McInally when they make the 200-mile round trip to Peterhead for training and games.

McInally has previously managed East Stirling and Morton

Those journeys have flown by of late with the Highland club having closed the gap on leaders Dunfermline to eight points with eight wins from their last nine matches.

Speaking ahead of today’s visit of Brechin City, former Queen of the South playmaker Dzierzawski said: “After living in Glasgow when I was with Queens, I’m in Dundee now and Jim also lives in the area.

“I get lifts with Jim but the club is great about providing transportation to and from training sessions, and games as well.

“The gaffer usually tries to not talk about the games too much when we’re in the car but it does make the journeys a lot easier if you get a result at the weekend, that’s for sure.

“Leighton McIntosh stays in Dundee too and the club really look after the boys. We have the option to stay up in Peterhead on the Friday night before games if we want too. They take good care of us.”

Petrofac Training Cup finalists Peterhead are five points clear in second place and Dzierzawski admits they now have their sights set on catching Dunfermline.

He added: “We just seem to be clicking lately and the majority of the team has managed to stay healthy.

“There’s confidence in the team and we’re working hard for each other.

“We’ll do our best to pick up as many points as we can. We won’t take anything for granted but we want to finish as high as we can.

“If that means catching Dunfermline, then great. If not, we’ve given it a shot and went for it.”