Ayr United are set for a horror fixture pile-up after another game was called off at Somerset Park.
Saturday’s clash with Brechin bit the dust after an overnight frost, leaving United with a nightmare run of seven games in just 21 days.
But angry boss Mark Roberts, says his side must use the hectic schedule to their advantage.
He said: “Saturday was never a call-off. It means we now have a crazy period of games but we are at home four times during that.
“Hopefully this month will give us a chance to string some quick wins together and we can start climbing the table.”
Roberts also admitted his frustration at missing out on deadline day target, John Gemmell, after Stenhousemuir rejected a number of bids for the striker.
Marko said: “I was testing the water and ended up tabling three offers for John.
“Stenny didn’t want to sell, but we’re confident of doing something in the summer.
“John is a player with more to his game than aerial ability.
“I liked the idea of playing him up top with Buchanan and Moff buzzing around.
“We played a similar way at Thistle a few years ago when me and Graham Dorrans played off big Jukka Santala and it worked brilliantly.”
Roberts admits he is “close” to adding another loan player ahead of Saturday’s trip to second top Alloa.
And he believes Ayr are capable of landing a blow at Recreation Park.
He said: “The last time we faced them, I thought we played them off the park.
“I believe we’re a lot closer to them than the table suggests.
“Guys like Neil McGregor are signing for us and saying they can’t believe how good we look. Now we must start proving it.”
●Ayr’s re-arranged games are Tuesday, Feb 19 (Brechin away); Wed, Feb 27 (Stenhousemuir home); Wed, March 6 (Brechin home).