Ayr United manager Mark Kerr says the Honest Men have not been harmed any more than any other Championship side by fixture delays after they saw two games called off last week.

Ayr’s fixture woes began at the start of the year when they were due to take on Elgin City in the second round of the Scottish Cup on January 9.

However, poor weather delayed the fixture until January 12 with the rearranged tie being scrapped again due to the Scottish Football Association’s decision to suspend the competition as part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

That suspension was reviewed last week and extended by the SFA, meaning there is still no date in sight for that tie to be played.

In the league, the Honest Men have had their scheduled game away to Dundee cancelled an incredible three times due to bad weather.

Weather also impacted their scheduled game away to newly promoted Raith Rovers on February 13, with the game being called off a day before it was due to take place because of heavy snow.

Despite a game-less week. Kerr is optimistic Ayr will fulfill the fixtures soon.

He said: “There is nothing we can do about the postponements, it is just the way things are going at the moment.

“The only good thing is that it is not loads of games it is only two fixtures and we have got dates for them. I’m sure the weather will change, so they will be on within the next couple of weeks and we will get caught up.

“With the rest of league being the same, with every team seeing games getting called off now, it is pretty even. “

This weekend the Honest Men will face a side who have had even worse luck than they have had in the fixture front this season when they host Inverness Caledonian Thistle on January 20.

Caley Thistle have only played 11 games in the Championship this season.

Speaking to the Advertiser, Kerr said: “Sometimes a lack of games can keep you fresh and works for you but there’s no big advantage on either end, it should go either way.”