Alloa win will keep Falkirk ticking over, says Houston

Falkirk edged out Alloa 2-1 on Saturday. Picture: Roberto Cavieres
Falkirk edged out Alloa 2-1 on Saturday. Picture: Roberto Cavieres

Winning against Alloa will give Falkirk a two-week boost says Peter Houston, and it’s time to maintain the feel-good factor for the next league clash.

Victories have been hard to come by for the Bairns but the result on Saturday was a fillip to the team going into the international break.

The players reward will be a rare weekend off with Scotland playing Georgia on Saturday and they go into the free fortnight in high spirits.

“The win will be a lift getting over the line, finally, because we really should have beaten Dumbarton. It should give us the lift.

“We’ve had a tough schedule since we started back in June so they’ll get the Saturday and Sunday off. The rest will be helpful but we’re not daft – when you’re looking to develop a winning habit and go on a run you want your next game quickly so it is frustrating, but we’ll keep the spirits up in training, working hard for Queen of the South a week on Saturday.

“We’ve got to keep working on the things we need to improve on. We need to continue the strength and conditioning programme and develop that and the sports science.”

Houston was in Dublin on Sunday taking in the semi-finals of the FAI Ford Cup.

But he has personnel decision to make over the next ten days closer to home.

“The subs made a real impact on Saturday which was pleasing. Will Vaulks did well in midfield which is something to consider.

“Tom Taiwo has had a couple of knocks though claims he’s recovered but I don’t think he’s completely over them. I’ve felt he’s dipped recently so the break might do him good too.”