NEWS

The Bairns travel to Dumbarton tomorrow afternoon to take on the Sons in League One action. 

Falkirk supporters are reminded that tickets are not available at the C & G Systems Stadium tomorrow and must be purchased from The Club Shop before travelling. We are open from 09:30 – 12:00 in the morning.

Prices are as follows:

Adult: £16

Concession: £10 (O65, 13-16, Student)

Under 12: £8

Parent & Child (U12): £20

The Bairns are looking to get back to winning ways following last weekend’s 2-1 defeat against Airdrieonians. Falkirk boss, Ray McKinnon, looked ahead to Saturday’s match and reflected on what has been a tough week, he said: “Having watched the game back we are really disappointed with the outcome of the game and we have only ourselves to blame for that. We gave the game away in the last seconds, we expect a lot better than that.

“We are not hiding away from it, we’ve had a meeting to speak about the game, our peformance levels, what is required in this league and the demands we set. Everyone agreed that we have to be better, myself included, but now we need to deliver.”

Whilst it has been a difficult week that included a series of team and one to one meetings, the Falkirk manager spoke of his hope that this weekend could be a turning point in what has been a rollercoaster season so far.

He added: “There’s accountability in every walk of life, I am accountable for the team that goes out on the park and the players are accountable for their performance. Hopefully this is a turning point for us, we are two points off the top of the league in November, we need to be a bit more ruthless and streetwise but hopefully we can go on from here and have a successful season.

“Sometimes in your career there is a pivotal point and maybe Saturday was that for us. It was a real kick in the teeth and it is a reminder of how difficult a league this is.

“This weekend is all about how we perform, there are certain things both on and off the ball that we must do. We gifted a goal last weekend, there are things that we can do better. In the final third we are getting into good areas but we are not capitalising. We need to start putting results together and winning games.”

McKinnon also delivered an injury update, there was positive news on two fronts in Cammy Bell and Lewis Toshney, but it looks like he’ll not be able to call upon the services of Michael Tidser tomorrow. Ray explained: “Cammy will come back into some training at the end of the week but we have a good goalkeeper in Robbie who has shown his qualities in recent weeks so we are more than comfortable with him. We have two good goalkeepers and that helps Cammy in terms of taking time to come back to full fitness.

“Michael Tidser is struggling with an ankle injury, but we have had Lewis Toshney back in full training which is good and takes us back to a near fully fit group.”

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