COWDENBEATH saw no action last weekend after the gale force winds on Scotland's east coast persuaded the referee to scrub the game at Peterhead.

The wind was certainly in the gale force category and it became the second Scottish League game to be postponed due to wind in a week, after the Ayr United v Inverness Caley Championship fixture was put off last Friday night.

With two other games falling foul of the weather it meant that Cowden did not lose any ground on fourth top Elgin, who lost to Edinburgh City at Ainslie Park.

So now Cowdenbeath now prepare for a game against the Ladbrokes League 2 leaders at Central Park this Saturday.

Last weekend's postponement had one down turn though, it meant that Robbie Buchanan's remaining one match ban could not be served and he will be sitting it out again against City.

The Edinburgh side have had a great start to the season winning 13 of their 16 league games so far and sitting on 40 points.

So it will not be an easy task for Cowden this weekend but the Blue Brazil themselves have taken 14 points from their last eight games and manager Gary Bollan feels his team can certainly give Edinburgh City plenty to think about at Central Park.

He said this week; "We played them at Ainslie Park a few months ago and they were deserved winners, albeit by the only goal of the game.

"However, they showed in that match that they are a quality side and we had to defend well at times to stay in the game.

"We are at home this time and we have lost only one of our last five fixtures at Central Park so we should can take confidence from that.

"Indeed, over the past ten games we have lost only two so we can take a lot of positives from that run in league and cup football."

The manager is disappointed that midfielder Buchanan will still be out, however, attacker Martin Scott is fit again and David Cox and Josh Skelly have recovered from hamstring problems and Blair Malcolm also is fit after the impact knock he took against Clyde.

"We have everyone fit apart from Pat Scullion and Ryan Connelly so it is good to have a number of options available to us, but we will have to defend well yet again for City have been scoring plenty of goals," said the Cowden boss.

"They have been getting goals from different areas of their team but then so have we so it will be a highly interesting fixture and is one we will want to win."

If Cowden could collect all three points this Saturday it could push them right into the area behind the top four and put pressure on the sides above them who they will be playing in the next few weeks.

The manager may go with a 3-5-2 formation which could swing to 4-3-3 at any time.