Preview: Falkirk (a)

Last updated : 13 November 2008 By Firparkcorner

Falkirk have won only one of the last eight encounters between the teams at Westfield and they will not be happy after their game in Inverness on Wenesday. They held the lead for an hour before 'keeper Flinders flailed at a cross and missed. The equalising goal followed.

On the other hand our gallant bunch produced a fine performance to hold Rangers to a goalless stalemate. Despite our guardian receiving rave reviews for his efforts the performance of the outfield ten was excellent and deserved the plaudits which followed.

Will we start with the same eleven? Clarkson, having served his one match ban, will be eligible. It may be that McGarry returns to the bench though few will complain if we start unchanged. The back four also shone on Wednesday and we have the luxury of allowing Craigan plenty of time to recover from his injury. Indeed, many would argue that the captain may have to wait his turn to find a starting berth as the defence looks increasingly solid with Malcolm partnering Reynolds in the centre.

Manager McGhee correctly set out the issue for the game with Falkirk in his post match debrief. "I've said to the boys in the dressing room after the game - Can they take that same ambition and drive out against Falkirk on Saturday? It's a completely different situation for us - Saturday afternoon, cold and windy in front of 3,000 people. Can they take that same desire to win the football match? And if they can they we've got a great chance."

To borrow a phrase, Yes They Can, and a 2-0 win is on the cards.

Our last 0-0 (before Wednesday's game) was against Falkirk in March.