CAUTIOUS Kilwinning Rangers boss Chris Strain is refusing to get too caught up in concerns about the fixtures backlog, following a washout weekend.

He is instead focused on his team's challenge for the Super Premier Division title as Buffs make the short trip to Valefield Park to face Kilbirnie Ladeside in the league on Saturday.

We learned this week that 149 fixtures have been postponed since January and the league is a month behind compared to this time last year.

Strain said: "This winter has been the worst for a long time so it is what is is. We will just have to suck it up and see."

Buffs lead the way in the top flight with 31 points from 13 games and they have lost just twice. They last played a week past on Saturday when they defeated Girvan 2-1 away from home.

They only have nine games remaining in the league, with the Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup campaign still to come.

However the manager is not getting carried away and added: "We have been going well, but nothing has been achieved yet. The aim is to win every game we play. It will be tough at Kilbirnie, who are a good side but we must aim to win the game and have been on a good run."

In other action this weekend, fifth bottom Meadow host fourth top Largs Thistle in the Super League First Division.

And in the Ayrshire District League second top Irvine Victoria are away to an Annbank United side, who have won just three of their last 11 games.