ALLOA will be aiming to spend Christmas in the top four with victory on Friday night.

Brian Rice's side fell victim to the weather on Saturday as their home match against Falkirk was postponed due to "the extreme weather and damage caused to the stadium by freezing conditions".

With Montrose drawing 2-2 with FC Edinburgh on Saturday – one of only two cinch League One games to go ahead – the Wasps could potentially spend Christmas in one of the play-off slots if they win in their away match against Clyde this Friday, December 23.

Clyde were defeated 2-0 by FC Edinburgh in their last league match and haven't won in the league since Saturday, August 13, a run of 14 games which includes two defeats to Alloa.

Luke Donnelly, who is currently out of action after suffering a broken foot against Montrose at the beginning of the month, scored a double including a 93rd minute winner the last time the sides faced each other.

Alloa currently sit fifth in the league and have been one of the most entertaining sides in the league.

With 33 goals scored in 17 games they are the joint top scorers however they have kept just four clean sheets.

After losing to Queen of the South in their last match, Kevin Cawley said: "We need to try and keep the ball out the back of the net because we know we've got goals in the team. We've scored a lot in the league so far but a bit disappointed with the goals we've conceded."

Alloa have also been missing some key personnel in defence in recent weeks. George Stanger and David Devine, two centre backs who formed an impressive partnership in the opening weeks of the season, are currently sidelined.

Mark Durnan, who has also been absent this season due to work commitments., made a welcome return in the defeat to Queen of the South. Stefan Scougall has been struggling with a knock in recent weeks while Jon Robertson also missed the Queen of the South tie.

Speaking after the SPFL Trust Trophy defeat, Rice said: "I know we're struggling for bodies defensively; we've lost a few, but that's no excuse.

"The ones that go in need to defend better than that. [It's the] same boys making the same mistakes so I told them [after the match] if you're going to keep making the same mistakes you're not going to play, it's as simple as that."

One League One match that was postponed on Saturday, Peterhead against Clyde, has already been rescheduled for Saturday, January 21.

Alloa are due to play Falkirk in the Scottish Cup that day so, according to the club's website, the match 'will most likely fall on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening'.

Any fan who purchased a ticket for Saturday's game but is unable to make the rearranged fixture can contact for a full refund.