GLENS gaffer Craig McEwan says he has never taken a more keen interest in Scotland's climate than when he became a manager.

The Loch Park boss was left frustrated when his sides Scottish Cup fixture away to East Kilbride Thistle with less than an hour to kick off, with the majority of the Glens support already en route from New Cumnock.

And McEwan says he never paid much attention to the weather throughout the week until he took charge of the Glens.

McEwan said: "I never ever paid any attention to the Met Office app but since I became a manager I find myself checking the app all week long before a game.

"It is what it is. 97 per cent of the park was 100 per cent playable. It was only maybe a 15 feet by feet section on the far touchline that was affected.

"I just started to give my team talk when the ref arrived and called it off at 1.10pm.

"In fairness to both teams we both wanted the game on. It was really frustrating.

"I keep stressing the importance of momentum and call off don't help.

"We have offered to switch the game to Loch Park if it looks like it maybe called off this week again but East Kilbride said no and they are confident the game will go ahead.

"We just have to get on with it. We are fighting on all fronts and have put ourselves in a great position, albeit there are a lot of games still to be played."

Glens travel to Showpark again this Saturday for the rescheduled fixture with a 1.45pm kick off.