Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson once again spoke of his disappointment following his side’s recent call off away to Musselburgh due to a frozen pitch and looks ahead to the visit of Super League leaders Bonnyrigg Rose this Saturday, weather permitting.

It was the sixth call off due to the recent weather, be it a waterlogged pitch or a frozen pitch, since late November for The Fed, and lack of competitive games could prove costly towards the season end, with Broughty having eighteen Super League games left to play.

Speaking to the BAJFC Media team, Keith had this to say…

“Once again to say I’m disappointed is an understatement following the latest call off away to Musselburgh. The recent weather has played havoc over the weeks for us, as it has done to have many other teams, and we’re just really looking for a break from it and get back playing football on a Saturday. It’s so frustrating because the games are just going to pile up, ourselves and Carnoustie both have eighteen league games to play in the league, plus we’re still in two cup competitions and running out of Saturday’s before the season ends.

I’ve looked at the weather for this week and we’re hopeful to get our game on against league leaders Bonnyrigg Rose this Saturday at Whitton Park, with temperatures seemingly rising midweek so fingers crossed for that…”

With Bonnyrigg winning their Scottish Cup tie over East Region Premier League side, Lochee United, it took their unbeaten run to eighteen games in league and cup competitions, having won fifteen and drawn three games, since their last defeat to Linlithgow Rose away back mid-August, so a hard game is in store for The Fed should Saturday’s game be played. 

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