FORM team Ardrossan Winton Rovers are looking to maintain their fine run of form as they return to action on Saturday.

Winton face a stiff test as they head to Station Park to face League leaders Craigmark Burntonians for their first competitive game in a month.

They defeated Ardeer Thistle 2-1 in their last official game on December 9. On December 28 they defeated Ardrossan Castle Rovers in a bounce match.

Manager Bryan Slavin is relishing the weekend showdown and said: "Not many people would have tipped Craigmark to be top at the start of the season but they have done very well.

"They lost 4-1 to Irvine Vics but the Vics boss Stevie Wilson said it was quiet a close game that day and there wasn't much in it. People reckoned the bubble would burst after that loss but it has not and Craigmark have had some really good results since then. But we have also done well, beating Irvine Vics and Ardeer in our last two games.

"Now we must make sure we won the game which would help keep their points total down as well as increasing ours. The players are all up for the game. We have been training throughout the festive season and I hope to add to the squad at some point."

Meanwhile Junior clubs have been asked by the West Region of the SJFA to observe a minute's silence before their games on Saturday in memory of junior football stalwart John Scarlett.

He died on Saturday, aged 88.

John was most renowned for bringing Whitletts Vics back from the brink of extinction.

He also sponsored junior football's Ayrshire League Cup, which was commonly known as the Ayrshire League Cup and was named after his father.