PROMISING Ayr United full-back Daniel Harvie has jetted off to Malaga to represent Scotland this week.

But the player and his team-mates were frustrated after yet another call-off on Saturday and the Honest Men now face the prospect of a gruelling nine games inside just 38 days.

Harvie left for Spain on Monday, two days after a waterlogged pitch forced Saturday’s home clash with Queen of the South to be postponed.

The Scots play Mexico in Dama de Noche on Friday and next Monday take on Sweden, in Marbella, with both games non-competitive.

Harvie is joined by on-loan Celtic duo, Ross Doohan and Calvin Miller in the squad.

He said: “It’s an honour to be called-up, I played before I joined Ayr and it’s good Calvin and Ross are also involved. The games are important preparation for bigger games coming up.”

But he admitted to being disappointed there was on action on Saturday and said: “It’s really frustrating we would have like game but there was a lot of water on the pitch.”

Manager Ian McCall added: “Now we are faced with having to play nine games in 38 days after the call-off and we have players in the international squad which means we can’t play this week.

“It’s not ideal but there is absolutely nothing we can do about it. All the attention is now on the Dunfermline Athletic match away from home a week on Friday which is a really big one for us.”

Dunfermline are making a challenge for a playoff place but victory against them will considerably boost Ayr’s hopes of making the end-of-season challenge.

The manager added: “There will be a lot of hard work in training this week and we have to be ready next week.”

Long-term injury victim Alan Forrest is progressing well and should almost certainly be available for the next game.