AFTER another winter weather weekend wipeout, Kelty Hearts gaffer Stevie Leighton insists the size of Super League squads will determine who can survive in the top division.

With a fixture pile-up guaranteed before the season can be completed, as teams face the prospect of playing two midweek games a week as well as a Saturday match, Leighton was thankful his side had recently managed to squeeze in four Super League games and pick up seven points in the process.

Leighton told Press Sport, "This season has been a nightmare.

"The good thing is we managed to get four league games played since the turn of the year.

"Everyone else was lucky to get one or two so at least we can take that as a positive.

"There is still two inches of snow on our park.

"We've got Lochee on Saturday, which is a very hard one, but you just can't tell if it will go ahead.

"At least we are in the same boat as everyone else.

"To try and stay in this league is going to come down to who has got the most adaptable squad and who can deal best with work commitments and injuries and suspensions." An attempt to play Cowdenbeath last Saturday on Dalgety Bay's astroturf also proved fruitless as the pitch was deemed unplayable on Saturday morning.

Leighton has moved to strengthen his squad by bringing in Cowdenbeath's Thomas O'Brien on loan.

The centre midfielder, who was previously at Rosyth, has won a place on the bench for the last couple of games.

Hearts' Kevin Webster been sent on loan to Lochore until the end of March in search of much needed games.

After 31st March clubs can only sign amateurs and Webster will be recalled for the final run-in to the season.

Rosyth are looking to be back in action for the first time since December, away at Scone Thistle, after the end of a two-week amnesty given by league bosses to sort their off-field problems The Recreation Park side refused to comment when contacted by Press Sport over the future of the club or their managerial position, as they look for their fifth new gaffer of the season.

Elsewhere, Oakley face a crucial top-of-the-table clash away to second-placed Jeanfield Swifts, whom they currently lead by eight points having played a game more than their rivals.

East Super Bukta League - Kelty Hearts v Lochee Utd, Fife and Lothians Cup second round - Penicuik Athletic v Steelend Vics; East Central Bukta League - Jeanfield Swifts v Oakley Utd, Newburgh v Crossgates Primrose, Scone Thistle v Rosyth.