Dumbarton manager Jim Duffy admits there is not a set formula to explain his side’s recent surge in form as the Sons’ unbeaten run was extended for another week after their clash with Airdrieonians was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Overnight snow showers and heavy rain during the week from Storm Gareth meant that the C&G Systems Stadium pitch failed an early 10.30am pitch inspection on Saturday morning.

After going seven games unbeaten with some scintillating performances, Duffy was looking to build on that momentum to make it eight and conceded that he was frustrated to see the latest fixture called off.

He said: “We’ve had a similar situation in the past where we’ve had a lot of injuries and you’re quite happy for a game to be off, but not on this occasion.

“When you’re getting results, you want to try and keep this rhythm in your team.

“The pitch was totally unplayable and the decision wasn’t debatable. It’s unusual for a postponement to come in mid-March - we thought we might have got by the bad weather, but it happens and there’s not a lot you can do.”

Looking at his side’s great run, Duffy admits there is no way to plan ahead for such form, adding: “There’s no set formula for a good run of form. Football is about confidence. Having the option of players helps, there’s no doubt about it.”

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Elsewhere, Sons remain with an outside chance of making it into the play offs - they are now 10 points behind East Fife with a game in hand and a visit of the Fifers to the C&G Systems Stadium to come.

However, the relegation battle isn’t over either as Dumbarton hover six points above the bottom.

Duffy isn’t getting carried away and won’t take his eyes off Dumbarton.

And as his side look to make a late push, the Sons boss said: “All you can do is focus on your own team.

“It’s a very difficult league to get a run of results and other sides are managing to do so on merit.

“You can’t do anything about other teams so you just need to try and get your own team winning matches. In recent weeks we’ve managed to put results together but I don’t look at other teams.

“My responsibility is to make sure Dumbarton are competing and at this moment we’re doing so.”

Weather permitting, Sons return to action on Saturday away to Raith Rovers. Kick-off 3pm.