Ross County will face League 1 side East Fife in the IRN-BRU Cup semi-final next Friday after Irish side Bohemians withdrew from the competition last night.
Bohs’ quarter-final tie against the Methil outfit on Saturday was postponed seven minutes before kick off due to their Dalymount Park surface being frozen.
The match had originally been scheduled for November 17 but was held back due to the League of Ireland season having finished for the winter.
With the weekend call-off leaving just 11 days before the scheduled semi-final date in Dingwall, Bohs took the decision to withdraw from the tournament following discussions with their opponents, the SPFL and FAI yesterday.
With County’s last-four tie against the Fifers to go ahead as planned, Ferguson is glad there is no further backlog to County’s already congested fixture schedule, with the game following the Staggies’ Scottish Cup tie against rivals Caley Thistle on Monday.
Ferguson is pleased County will go into the cup double header with momentum on their side, and he said: “We only try to worry about things we can influence, and this is something that’s right out of our hands and we can’t do anything about it.
“It’s the second game we’ve got so we will focus on the Caley Thistle tie in the Scottish Cup first.
“The players looked at the game against Dunfermline on Saturday and felt it would be really important to win, so we go into the two cup games on the back of three wins.
“We have beaten Motherwell, Alloa and Dunfermline, so we go into these games with a different mindset.
“It’s not the pressure of having to get three points. There’s still an edge to it in the cup, but it’s a different edge.”
Bohemians spokesperson Luke O’Riordan said: “We deeply regret having to withdraw from the competition but feel that, given that the semi-final is due to take place in 11 days’ time, the logistical and time constraints involved in trying to reschedule our quarter-final tie before then was an impossible task and leave us with no other option.”