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Hamill laments late call-off

Stranraer would have been hoping to toast their first three points of the season this weekend.

Instead, they find themselves on the sidelines for the third time already this campaign.

Manager Jamie Hamill was understandably disappointed not to be travelling to Central Park but wished everyone at Cowdenbeath well after today’s game was called off.

He said: “Obviously, it is another Covid case, which is disappointing.

“That is three off for the season now and we have not played that many games yet.

“It is really, really frustrating and the boys came in and did what they had to do on Tuesday night.

“Thursday night was an excellent training session and we were looking forward to the game.

“I got a phone call on Friday saying to be prepared for it to be called off, which is really disappointing.

“We just hope all the players at Cowdenbeath are safe.”

The postponement came at the same time as Stranraer were nursing an ever-growing injury list.

Paul Woods looks likely to miss some games for Stranraer

Tommy Muir was already confirmed as being out due to his foot injury and he was likely to be joined on the sidelines by Paul Woods and Dean Hawkshaw, who both limped off against Annan Athletic seven days ago.

Despite those absences, Hamill had been counting down to the trip to Fife and the potential for the first league win of his managerial career.

He said: “Injuries are going to happen throughout the season and boys will be missing but then boys can come in.”

The absence of Muir, Woods and Hawkshaw – along with Jamie Walker moving out on loan – has reduced the options available to Hamill.

The manager has been working hard off the pitch in a bid to bring new faces through the doors at Stair Park.

He told the club website he expected “a couple of boys” to come into training for them to have a look at.