DARREN CUMMINGS voiced his frustrations as extreme weather conditions have postponed each of Sauchie’s January games so far.

The Reds’ fixtures against Jeanfield Swifts and Kinnoull were both cancelled due to frozen pitches, with the rescheduled game against Kinnoull also called off.

This has meant that Sauchie have been unable to play a competitive match since December 23, the 4-2 win over Luncarty.

Assistant manager Cummings relayed his disappointment at having so many games postponed, lamenting the loss of momentum from the end of last year.

“It’s been very frustrating,” he said. “We just can’t get going with the weather. It’s been horrendous and it’s been hard to train and get facilities.

“After Christmas, we wanted to get going and get momentum built up and get points on the board but it hasn’t materialised at all.

“All we can do is train just now, it’s been frustrating but they’ve all been working hard and getting a bit of togetherness and morale in.”

The only fixture Sauchie have managed to play in this year was a friendly against Linlithgow Rose on January 9, an eventual 3-1 defeat for the Reds, with Ross Kavanagh on the scoresheet.

Cummings added: “We’re short on bodies and there’s some who haven’t played many games so we wanted to try keep them as involved as possible and give them game time.

“It was a good run out, good test for the boys and let them have some time against Linlithgow, always better to keep them playing actual games rather than just training.”

Sauchie are set to take on league leaders Broxburn this weekend, weather permitting. Broxburn has an astro turf, however, so it’s looking positive that the game will go ahead.

Cummings also added praise onto the squad for remaining to work hard and train despite conditions going against them.

He continued: “I think Saturday’s game should be good to go. We’ll get in on Thursday night and try get a good night’s training in.

“The boys have been doing some behind the scenes as well and they’ve been so professional in working hard and looking after themselves.

“We’ve had the boys in when games have been called off and the whole squad have worked really hard.

“We’re looking forward to the Broxburn game, no better test than the league leaders so we’ll aim to be at our best and give them a good go.”