Dec 12 2012 by Colin Paterson, Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
There is not much that can be done when Jack Frost takes the nation’s football pitches in his freezing grip.
Never mind playing games; even organising training becomes a struggle when a cold snap takes hold.
Albion Rovers boss Todd Lumsden admits his squad has battled despite the elements.
And he’s hoping the work done since the team’s last outing on Saturday, November 24, at Stranraer, will ensure they are well prepared for this weekend’s Irn-Bru Second Division fixture at Stenhousemuir.
“We have trained as normal,” he said. “We’ve maybe trained a bit harder than usual so our fitness levels should be OK.
“It can be frustrating during a time like this. We were going to have a friendly at Airdrie on the weekend of the Scottish Cup but the pitch was frozen.
“And we had to call-off a friendly planned with Pollok on Saturday because of the weather. It’s not great.”
He added: “Hopefully the weather will improve ahead of the Stenhousemuir game.
“They are a good side with quality players and showed great spirit to come back late and get a point at Arbroath on Saturday.”