Steven Pressley says his side have suffered from a weight of expectation – but reckons they’ll just have to learn to deal with it.
Falkirk have endured a poor start to their league campaign and the Bairns boss said he understood fans’ frustrations following a 1-1 draw against Airdrie United last weekend.
But he insists that there were a lot of positives to take from that performance and expressed his belief that his team will come good.
The Bairns travel to Central Park this Saturday to take on part-timers Cowdenbeath knowing that a win is needed to kick-start their league campaign.
“There’s been a little bit of nervousness in our performances recently, but the only way to get through a period like this is to win games and get some momentum going. If we are going to climb the table we have to go to places like Cowdenbeath and win.”
Despite failing to beat Airdrie last week, Pressley says morale remains high amongst the squad and that the players have trained well this week.
“The morale has been excellent. We did a lot of things well against Airdrie - we did well defensively, except for the goal that we lost, and we got ourselves into good positions going forward.
“There are certain aspects of our game that we need to improve on. We need to take our chances when they come.
“But I don’t think we are too far away.”
The Bairns boss is hopeful that club captain Darren Dods should be fit to start the game against the Fifers on Saturday after emerging unscathed last weekend. Craig Sibbald remains a doubt however.
Meanwhile, it has emerged that former Hearts defender Robbie Neilson will not be offered a deal by Falkirk.
The player has been training with the club recently after his release from Dundee United.