Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford has discloses that he is concerned about the prospects of this weekend’s Championship clash between the Pars and Dundee going ahead.

Scotland has been badly affected by snow and freezing temperatures this week, and Crawford has admitted that as it stands he doubts that the game will take place.

Game could be postponed

“At this early stage, it looks like the game could be in doubt for the weekend, but you’ve got to prepare accordingly” he said.

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Stevie Crawford watches his Dunfermline side (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Crawford also disclosed that the bad weather meant that the player’s Covid-19 tests had to be postponed on Wednesday.

“This morning (Wednesday) it was the well-being of the players that we were concerned about, because we’re meant to get the CAT testing for Covid-19, we will get tested now on Thursday morning” Crawford revealed.

Crawford also revealed that despite the bad weather his players will still be training as if Saturday’s game will be going ahead. Indeed, they are set to train at the indoor Oriam sports centre.

 

“Just have to adapt”

“We’ve prepared properly. We’ll train Thursday and Friday at the Oriam, and we’ll just have to adapt as we see fit as the week progresses and see if the games goes ahead.”

Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford

Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group via Getty Images)

Crawford reflected on Dunfermline’s game against Dundee earlier in the season, when his team came back from three goals down to claim an unlikely point in a 3-3 draw.

“Looking back at the game, we didn’t find ourselves in a situation that we wanted to be in, but I thought we showed great courage and fighting spirit to come back from three-nothing down.

“You want the games to be played, but if the weather is going to play havoc with us then you just have to adjust accordingly” Crawford concluded.

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