Queen’s Park gaffer Gardner Speirs shared his counterpart Jim Duffy’s frustration as the weekend’s game against old rivals Clyde was called off.
The Spiders were due to travel to Broadwood to take on the Bully Wee, however a frozen pitch put paid to any game being played.
He said: “We’d noticed the weather had gotten a lot milder Friday during the day, in fact it was raining, but I think it froze quite hard on the Friday night and the referee decided that the pitch was unplayable.
“It was a disappointment as we were looking forward to the game but there’s nothing we can do, we just have to look forward to this week.”
Clyde boss Jim Duffy this week told of the hassle mid-week games can cause part-time clubs.
Although Gardner can understand the Bully Wee boss’s frustrations, he says it’s not been that much of a problem for Queen’s
He added: “I can understand where Jim is coming from but the fact we train midweek we don’t find it too much of an inconvenience.
“With going to Elgin for example it’s a different matter. With teams that are quite close to us like Clyde it’s not so much of an inconvenience. With clubs that are miles apart from us it’s maybe more of a problem.
“We’ve faced it on the odd occasion where players can’t get out of work but we’ve been lucky that it’s generally not been too much of a problem.”
Next up the Spiders will face Annan at Galabank on Saturday (December 8).
Gardner was at Annan’s game last game when they were beaten 3-1 by Clyde. He added:“I was at that game and Clyde played well. They scored two goals quickly and that settled them done.
“Annan is always a hard place to go and we’ll have to play well to win down there.”
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