AFTER seven successive call-offs, Irvine Meadow's Scottish Junior Cup Third Round clash with Dyce will finally take place on Saturday.

It has been agreed that should Ian Mair Park in Dyce is or looks like being unplayable on Thursday, the game will be switched to Links Park, home of League Two leaders Montrose, which has a 4G surface.

Meadow boss Brian McGinty is relieved that a solution has been reached to the ongoing saga and is desperate to get back to competitive football following such a long lay-off.

His team warmed up for the game with a 2-0 defeat away to BSC Glasgow in a friendly on Saturday.

McGinty said: "It's a relief that the game can finally take place after so many call-offs and we will know on Thursday where it's being played. The good thing is it will be played because if Ian Mair Park is unplayable or the forecast is bad on Thursday, the game will be switched to Links Park and that means it will go ahead as it has an artificial surface.

"The friendly was a good workout - BSC are a good team and the result doesn't matter. It allowed me to give some of the fringe players a game. We just want to get on with it and play the game. We have had three friendlies in the past few weeks so hopefully are better prepared than Dyce. I am hopeful if we play well we can win the game and that would give us a home tie against Dunbar the following week."

Meanwhile Irvine Victoria hope to be in action this weekend after a four-week lay-off.

They are scheduled to host basement side Muirkirk in a District League match.

The third-placed Westenders will be looking to get 2017 off to a winning start and maintain their strong promotion challenge.