Bairns should follow Dundee

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PARALLELS have been drawn between Dundee and Falkirk in recent weeks.

The Dens Park club this week appeared to be relieved of the threat of liquidation, a week after Falkirk paid up to stem a winding up threat.

But Steven Pressley wants to build another parallel between the two sides in Dark Blue - on the field this time - one that will see his side string together a series of wins.

Despite facing financial oblivion for most of the season so far, Dundee are the form team in the Irn Bru First Division.

Now, after Falkirk’s off-field financial drama is settled, and their final weekend off has passed, the Bairns boss wants to build up a head of steam for the title run-in.

“It is important for us to go on a winning run - because very few teams in this league have managed to do that - except Dundee.

“It’s a crucial time of the season for everyone, and that makes it all the more for us.”

The Bairns had another rest week as potential away opponents Morton were in the Scottish Cup.

But the Bairns faced Hibs in a closed doors match last Thursday and won 2-0 thanks to goals from Blair Alston and Tam McManus.

“We’ve had spells where we’ve won well at home but our away form was patchy, now I think it’s the opposite and what we want to do is win more games at home - and we need the supporters’ help in turning out on Saturday.

“We used the week off to train and bring guys like Thomas McManus and Pedro Moutinho closer to full fitness. Thomas won’t feature this weekend but it was a productive weekend for us in that respect.”

However the boss was frustrated at being unable to build momentum after the win at Raith Rovers.

“It’s been the story of our season. But now the fixtures are out and we know what we’ve got coming up, and I know it’s a cliché but we’re solely focussed on Morton this weekend.”

For that game the Bairns will be missing Brian McLean after his red-card at Raith Rovers, so Steven Pressley has moved to address his back-line.

The Bairns boss is also preparing to add Denny defender Ross Perry on an emergency loan from Rangers, today.

His defence is already threadbare, following the end of Jason Marr’s deal, Callum McLean’s release and left-back James Bloom’s loan switch back to Alloa.

The 21-year-old, former Scotland under-21 cap should be in the reckoning for Saturday as Mehdi Khalis and Kieran Duffie are both returning to Stirling today after starring for Morocco and Scotland in matches last night.