Dumbarton manager Stevie Farrell wants his side to build on back-to-back wins when Forfar Athletic visit the Rock tomorrow – if the game beats the weather.

A 10am pitch inspection will take place at the Dumbarton Football Stadium to see if the playing surface has been able to withstand the freezing temperatures.

It comes after Tuesday night's top-of-the-table clash at home to Stirling Albion was called off at the 11th hour due to a frozen pitch - causing huge frustration to both teams and their supporters.

That match will now be played this Tuesday, March 14, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Sons went through a slightly sticky patch in February with just one win from four outings - a run which included their first home league defeat of the season, against Elgin, and successive losses for the first time in the 2022/23 campaign.

Results have turned around since then, with victories over Stenhousemuir and Stranraer getting Dumbarton back on track.

Forfar, by contrast, started the season poorly, and found themselves at the foot of the table early in the campaign.

But the arrival of former Dundee United, Falkirk and Queen's Park boss Ray McKinnon as manager has seen them climb to sixth - and the Station Park side now lie just three points off a play-off spot.

The Loons have stuttered in recent weeks, with just one win in their last five, but Farrell is all too aware of the challenge that lies in wait on Saturday against the only side Dumbarton have yet to win against this season, following two draws between the sides before Christmas and a 2-1 home win for Forfar in January.

Speaking to the club's website, he said: “Tuesday night’s postponement was massively frustrating for us all. It was a game we were looking forward to and were all keen to play.

“It was also an opportunity for us to build on the positive results of last week, against Stranraer and Stenhousemuir, but we have that opportunity again tomorrow.

“Every match counts during the run-in, and we know that Forfar have something of their own to play for. We have to be ready.

“However, the performances of last week have shown how well we can play, and we will be looking for another performance and result to keep us moving along.”

If tomorrow’s match is postponed, eyes will be on Stirling Albion’s clash with Bonnyrigg Rose at Forthbank in the hope that - weather also permitting -  the league's bottom placed side can do Sons a favour.

Stirling go into that match off the back of a 3-2 home win over Albion Rovers last Saturday, while the Midlothian side gave themselves a huge boost in the battle to beat the relegation play-offs with a 1-0 victory over Elgin at Borough Briggs.

The last game between Stirling and Bonnyrigg saw Greig Spence score the only goal for Darren Young's men at New Dundas Park.

Kick-off at the Rock on Saturday, weather permitting