SAUCHIE boss Fraser Duncan urged the local community to get behind his side when they take on Camelon in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.

The tie has already been postponed twice due to a frozen pitch, but Duncan is confident it will prove to be third time lucky this week.

And the manager wants the community to turn out in big numbers to roar on his players against their local rivals.

Duncan told Advertiser Sport: "We are really looking forward to the game on Saturday. It's a massive game in terms of our season.

"With Alloa being away it gives us a chance to get a big crowd there, and that's certainly what we're hoping for.

"Our job this week is just to make sure we are ready once again. We have to keep ticking over fitness-wise and keep ourselves motivated for the game.

"We have managed to do that so far. We've got a training game against the under-19s this week so that will give us a bit of match practice.

"Three or four of the team have got a sickness bug and Terry Hewitt has got a throat infection so we are trying to get those cleared up in time for Saturday."

Duncan admitted he just had to accept the referee's decision to call last Saturday's rescheduled tie off after an early pitch inspection.

He said: "The boys were desperate for the game to go ahead on Saturday and they expected it to.

"It probably would have been OK by 2pm but the referee had to make a decision at half past ten. We totally understand his decision because at that stage it was unplayable.

"It is frustrating when games get called off, but we've had to deal with it many times over the last nine years and we'll have to deal with it again.

"It's just going to be like that sometimes. Your park is never going to be playable every week at this level."

Meanwhile, the Beechwood Park boss is still on the hunt for a striker and revealed he is speaking to a number of players as he looks to boost his attacking options.

He said: "I've been looking to add a striker for a while now and we might have something done this week.

"We are speaking to four or five players at the minute. The stumbling block is getting someone who isn't cup-tied so they can play on Saturday.

"But if the right person comes along, we will take it from there and try to get a deal done."