The side is due to visit Keith in the Breedon Highland League on Saturday, after last weekend’s Scottish Cup replay against Darvel was postponed – as was its quickly rearranged successor 72 hours later.
It’s since been announced that another attempt will be made to play the game this coming Tuesday, December 14, at Recreation Park in east Ayrshire, with a 7.45pm kick-off.
Manager Kirk said the mood and confidence in the squad was high on the back of winning games and playing well, which had taken them to fourth place and within three points of leaders Fraserburgh in the Breedon Highland League. But he was anxious not to lose sight of the fact they had to keep getting the essentials right.
“We have managed to put a good run of games together with a good number of wins – I think it’s 12 out of 13 – and having that sort of form breeds confidence throughout the squad,” he said. “But we keep telling people this is very much a new team.
"We have built the squad with a new way of doing things. We can see signs of it coming together and that is huge credit to the players for trying to take things on board, trying to practise and put it in place on a Saturday. "It’s their workrate and level of enthusiasm every week, in training and on matchdays as well, that’s getting the reward at the minute.
"But we keep stressing to them it’s vitally important we keep the basic things that are giving us a chance to perform well in games. That is what’s helping us get the results we are getting.”
Kirk hoped to have a full strength squad to choose from at Keith, with Michael Paton due back after a hamstring problem.