RICKY LITTLE is determined to end Queen's Park losing run against Peterhead.

The Amateurs have responded strongly to their recent narrow defeat by Rangers by going on a two-game winning run that has seen them score seven goals as they have moved into second place in the Third Division.

But having lost their first meeting with the Blue Toon this term 1-0, back in August, the Hampden outfit have now lost their last three encounters against the Balmoor Stadium side.

Queen's have yet to beat Saturday's opposi-tion in any of the five encounters between the two clubs since Peterhead dropped back down to the basement last season.

But Little said: "Our results have not been good against Peterhead over the last two seasons and we know they need to improve. But we go into Saturday's game on the back of two good wins against Stirling Albion and in the derby with Clyde and our confidence is high.

"The one area we are going to have to tighten up in is at the back though. We have conceded some sloppy goals in these two games and we badly need to keep a clean sheet.

"But I think we have played Peterhead five times since they came back down to the Third Division and drawn the first two and lost the next three and it is time we did something about that."

Little has recently been redeployed as a central defender and says he is relishing his relocation to the position he first starred at as a kid with Partick Thistle.

The 23-year-old said: "I had a spell at full-back and now I am back in a more central role and really enjoying it. But the main thing for me is just to be playing regularly as we probably have more competition at the club than at any other time in my four years here."