DETERMINED Irvine Vics boss Stevie Wilson insists his team are on track for promotion, despite a "bad day at the office" on Saturday.

The Ayrshire District League leaders went down 3-0 away to Dalry Thistle, suffering only their third loss in 16 games.

Although disappointed with the result, Wilson insists confidence is still high in the Vics camp.

He said: "Dalry are a very good team and we only had one really good chance through David Adams. But this was the performance I was most disappointed with along with the away defeat against Ardrossan Winton Rovers. It was a bad day at the office for us.

"But there's no real pressure on us. Dalry still have nine games to play. We have four left and if we can win two or three we will get promotion. We will just have to dust ourselves down and move on from this game."

Vics, who were scheduled to host Annbank United in league action last night (Monday) will be at home to Kilwinning Rangers in an Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup tie tomorrow (Wednesday).

It's a repeat of the Ardagh Glass Cup quarter-final which Buffs won on penalties at Abbey Park back in August. However Vics were awarded the tie after a registration offence by their opponents and went down 1-0 to eventual winners Auchinleck Talbot in the semi-final.

Wilson is relishing the match and said: "It's a free game for us as Kilwinning will be expected to win. But we look forward to it and will give it our best shot. We competed well against Buffs and Talbot in the Ardagh Cup."

Vics then head to Burnside Park to face Muirkirk on Saturday as they continue their quest for promotion.

Meanwhile Buffs manager Chris Strain, whose team face improving Clydebank away in league action on Saturday, is taking the cup tie very seriously.

He said: "Vics are going really well in the league and are difficult to beat on their own patch. We went out to Darvel, who were going really well in the District League last year, and don't want that to happen again.

"It's an important game for us and hopefully we will get through."

Looking ahead to the league clash he said: "The Vics game will be good preparation for Clydebank, which will be a tricky game. They have had strengthened their squad in the transfer window and have had great wins recently against Auchinleck Talbot and Kilbirnie but we are looking go to there and take three points."