Inverurie Locos boss Neil Cooper hopes his side can keep up their performance levels – despite a stop-start run of games.
The Harlaw Park men travel to take on Huntly at Christie Park in the Highland League tonight.
The Railwaymen have only finished two matches in a month, a 2-2 league draw with Fraserburgh and a 4-1 loss to Brora Rangers in the League Cup.
The initial attempt to play the Brora game was abandoned due to high winds and the plum-meting tempera-tures have put paid to several of their other scheduled fixtures.
Cooper said: “It’s been frustrating for everybody. We were fortunate we were up to date with our games until recently when they’ve been getting cancelled.
“We keep the players sharp at training twice a week. We didn’t have a game on Saturday, but we trained then as well.
“We’re looking forward to getting back to games, first against Huntly and then at home to Clachnacuddin on Saturday.”
Cooper has been trying his best to keep Locos ready for action, by squeezing in last-minute training when there have been call-offs.
He said: “We always try to get a session in.
“It can be difficult to get places because most are booked with people who want to play indoors if the weather is bad.
“We manage to train most of the time and the players have been working really hard.
“Training’s training though and, at the end of day, you have to take it into the games.
“We’ve been on a really good run and we’re looking to continue that tonight.”
Locos are third in the league, five places above the Black and Golds, who have played one more game.
They beat Charlie Charlesworth’s team 6-0 earlier in the campaign, but Cooper thinks there was an element of good fortune in the win.
Cooper said: “Huntly are a good side, we were lucky we got the break on the day.
“They had a man sent off in the first half. But in this league any team can get beat anybody on the day.
“There’s a lot of teams still capable of getting in the top four if they win their games in hand, so we’ve got to make sure we try to come away with the three points and put in a good performance.”
Winger Jordan Leyden looks set to miss out for Locos having missed training at the weekend with the recurrence of a calf injury, while Joe McCabe will serve the final game of a two-game ban.