Bairns will keep focus

STEVEN Pressley says his players won't lose focus, despite being out of action for more than a month.

The Bairns' squad are "champing at the bit" to get back into action but were again denied on Tuesday afternoon when the re-arranged ?xture with Raith Rovers was postponed again.

A bid to have the match played 24 hours later , was also re-buffed by the Kirkcaldy club - which means the club are three ?xtures behind schedule.

While Falkirk were idle at the weekend Dunfermline regained top spot in the league and Dundee pushed the Bairns into fourth place, but it's what the Bairns do on the pitch that matters according to Elvis.

"We're only concerned with ourselves," he told Heraldsport. "Of

course we'd have wanted to play on Tuesday night, but we'll turn our attentions to Partick Thistle on Saturday now.

"The players can't, and won't let other teams playing and winning affect them - because all we have to do is win our games, whenever they're played."

The boss was one of more than 40 people out on the pitch on Tuesday

afternoon when ref Stephen Finnie postponed the tie with Raith Rovers

again.

"It's obviously a disappointment not to have the game on this week and

to be out of action for even longer, but it's something that we have no

control over.

"We just have to concentrate on winning whenever we're back. It's disappointing for the players but also for the effort that's been put into giving the Raith Rovers game a chance - it's been enormous.

"The call was made by the referee, we did what we could to clear the snow, but there was areas of concern for him. We had to give it a chance."