Keith Gibson: I’m helpless in battle to get a fixture played

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Another week and another call-off is taking its toll on Keith Gibson, but the Broughty Athletic manager admits there’s nothing he can do about it.

The Fed boss instead is focusing on a potential Super League clash with Linlithgow Rose on Saturday - assuming the game beats the weather.

Keith said: “Hopefully the game is on this weekend but looking at the forecast, it’s a cold snap all week so we’ll see. We’ve only played 14 or 15 league games and we’re still in two cups, it’s going to be ridiculous with the clocks changing shortly. It’s frustrating but there’s nothing you can do.

“It’s difficult for the players, it just feels like they’re training all the time and it’s not ideal. But their attitudes have been spot on, there’s not much else they can do.

“Jamie Winters works in Stonehaven and he looked at the park on Friday, and it looked in perfect condition so it wasn’t in our mind that it might end up off.

“It’s a tough test this weekend if the game is on. Linlithgow have been getting all the press for the correct reasons, doing so well in the senior Cup.”