FRASER DUNCAN is anxious to ensure his Sauchie players make the most of their chances when fourth-placed Penicuik travel to the Wee County on Saturday.

The two sides played out a goalless draw earlier in the season, but Duncan insisted that his side should have won the game.

He believes having home advantage could prove crucial to his team's chances of continuing their recent good form.

The Sauchie gaffer told Advertiser Sport: "We drew with Penicuik last time we played them but we definitely had the better of the game.

"Although it finished 0-0 we deserved to win the game and had chances to do that. I think Penicuik would admit that.

"We are in a good place this week. We don't have any injuries so we have to make sure we keep it that way between now and the weekend.

"It's going to be a tough game because they've got a bit of confidence about them. They are picking up points and got a good result against Dundonald last week.

"They're one of the best teams in the league just now so we need to go and make it difficult for them.

"Beechwood is a park that some teams find difficult. It's a big pitch and that can make it tough for them to adjust.

"We want to go and take the game to Penicuik, but at the same time we can't throw everything at them.

"I'll have my gameplan set out to make sure we are good to go. Hopefully having home advantage will help put that into practice."

Duncan is anxious for his players to get game time ahead of next week's Scottish Cup clash at Bellshill, and he revealed that Sauchie tried everything to arrange a game last weekend without success after their scheduled league game was called off.

He said: "Lochee let us know on Thursday that there was no chance of the game being on. Everyone's park is bad at the minute so it's just one of those things you have to deal with.

"Beechwood was playable on Saturday and we did get in touch with the league to see if we could play a different game, but there was no fixture available.

"I am desperate for Saturday's game to be on. We just have to hope and pray that the weather improves because we don't want to end up with another big backlog of fixtures.

"We really need a game before we play Bellshill in the Scottish Cup so if the league game is off we will try and get a friendly sorted for the weekend."