Published: 28/02/2013 06:00 - Updated: 27/02/2013 15:52

Three games a week in frame

Nairn County boss Les Fridge.
Nairn County boss Les Fridge.

LES Fridge reckons Nairn County could face up to three games per week as they look to clear-up their mammoth Highland League fixture backlog.

Last Wednesday, their home clash against Strathspey Thistle was called off due to the frost and a frozen pitch on Saturday saw their league tussle at Keith also fall by the wayside.

That left Nairn, who remain in a challenging position, playing catch-up to produce a winning run to hit top spot.

Nairn were set to host basement side Fort William on Wednesday, but it was frozen off.

Frustrated Nairn manager Fridge said: "To have two successive games postponed last week was highly frustrating for everyone at Nairn.

"We were successful in progressing in the Scottish and North of Scotland cups earlier this season and that hasn’t helped, but we’ve got more games than anyone to play now and could face a situation of playing as many as three games a week, which is not ideal.

"The league table is uneven in terms of games and it’s hard for teams who want to be up there challenging.

"A number of games were scheduled into February, but that’s still technically winter and it didn’t really work for us. The pitch at Station Park is in great condition, but there’s just an area in front of the Cow Shed that becomes hard when the frost sets in."

Fridge was not expecting an easy game against Fort last night and said: "As for Keith, we haven’t played them this season, so I don’t know what to expect.

"However, they are always a capable and well organised side and we’ll have to be at our best."

Martin MacDonald and Steven Ellis were the main injury concerns for Fridge ahead of this double header.

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