ELATED Irvine Meadow boss Brian McGinty saluted his patched-up side after they racked up another important win.

But he may consider calling off training sessions this week to ensure there are no more casualties after two more players were crocked.

They defeated Cumnock 2-0 but face a testing week.

The gaffer was delighted to see off his former side but admits the squad is being stretched to the limit

He said: “Darren Miller was injured on Saturday, along with Adam. Darren is ruled out anyway as he’s getting married on Saturday. But it was a good win, it wasn’t our best performance but we deserved it and we have 15 points more than at this time last year (Medda had a solitary point at this time last year) so that must be a positive.

“We might have to consider not training as it looks like we’ll have seven players out for the game at Hurlford and Darren Henderson will be licking his lips when he sees our team I can’t think of a team who have worse luck with injuries. Our main concern is making sure we have a team for Saturday. But we have two good young players, Paddy Woods and Liam Wells on dual contracts so could feature, “

Meanwhile Kilwinning Rangers boss Chris Strain was encouraged to see his side reach the Macron Scottish Junior Cup second round with a 2-1 home win against Dundee Violet.

He said: “That’s not the best we’ve played but all that matters is we’re through,”

Buffs on Saturday face Beith at Bellsdale Park.

Added Strain: “Beith are a top side with players like Paul Frize, who we will have to stop. Darren Christie and Sean McIlroy are also both real quality players.

“It’s a tough place to go but we’re looking to take something from the game.”