Dumbarton manager Jim Duffy believes referee Lloyd Wilson was incorrect to call off his side’s League One clash with Clyde on Saturday.

Heavy overnight rain put the game in doubt with Wilson making the decision to postpone the fixture after a midday pitch inspection at the C&G Systems Stadium.

Dumbarton were looking to bounce back quickly from last weekend’s 3-0 loss away to Falkirk - their first defeat since early December.

However, while the Sons boss was left feeling frustrated following the postponement decision, he accepted the referee’s decision as he got the squad in for a training session to make up for lack of game time.

He said: “No, I don’t think it was the correct decision. The pitch was perfect.

“At the time the referee looked at the pitch, it was still raining and he felt if it continued then it wouldn’t go ahead, but the rain stopped.

“You can’t predict everything and he’s got to go with the information he’s got to hand.

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“He made the call and I’ve got no problem with it, but by 3pm the pitch was perfect.

“All the boys were ready to come in anyway so we got a session to keep them ticking over.

“It’s always a bit frustrating when you get a game called off on a Saturday but it’s the first one this season - hopefully it’s the only one.”

Next up for Duffy’s side is a challenging trip north this weekend to face Premiership outfit Aberdeen in the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup at Pittodrie.

With top flight clubs enjoying a winter break, the Dons last played at the end of December and have been enjoying a warm weather winter break in Dubai over the last week or so.

It’s quite the contrast to Dumbarton squeezing in an extra training session on a pitch that was deemed waterlogged, and Duffy is well aware of the disparity and the contest that lies ahead.

And while the gaffer is taking his side up to the Granite City with his eye on a win, he is realistic and is hoping his side can at least put up a fight against the Pittodrie club who currently sit fourth in the Ladbrokes Premiership table.

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He said: “You’ve got to put things in perspective. Aberdeen have had a break for a few weeks and are preparing out in Dubai.

“We know they’re a top club and [Aberdeen Manager] Derek McInnes has already come out and said that their ambition isn’t just to beat us but to win the Scottish Cup.

“We know how tough it will be but you can only go up and give it your best, be as organised as you possibly can be and make it as difficult of a day for Aberdeen as you can and that’s the objective.

“We’ll see whether that’s good enough to make it a competitive fixture and that’s ultimately what we’re going to try and do.

“We’ll give it everything we’ve got and the boys are looking forward to the challenge.”

Aberdeen v Dumbarton at Pittodrie this Saturday kicks off at 3pm.

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