David breaks defensive duck

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DAVID Weatherston’s defensive duties gave him a headache - literally.

The winger started Falkirk’s draw at right-back before moving to his more conventional wing position in the second half, and he admitted it wasn’t what he was used to.

Falkirk pitched him into the unconventional position after he’d impressed Steven Pressley there during a bounce game at Ibrox in the international break when Kieran Duffie linked up with Scotland.

“That was my first time – I’ve never been a defedner before – there was a lot of running backwards and a lot of balls over my head and headers and stuff that I’m not as used to in the forward areas, but I’m just happy to do a job for the team.

“We’re desperate to win a game and I’ll play where the gaffer wants me to. I’ll be a right-back if he wants but two years ago I was a striker for Queen of the South.

“I’ve been saying for years now that I’ll need to work my way back and it’s happening quite quickly! But once Duff gets back I hope to go forward again and get back to scoring goals.

“It was a frantic game - it was tough up and down the park.

“We could easily have lost the game - they had chances, we had chances - a draw is probably fair.

“I thought we had a penalty shout when Lyle was pushed in the box - at 2-0 with that penalty it would’ve chaged the game.

“But we had chances - so many chances for the opening 25 minutes, and we were just a bit sloppy in front of goal.

The second half was even.

“Lyle missed that openish goal, I’ve seen him train - he’s a great finisher and not even nine times out of ten, 49 from 50 he’ll score 
that and it’s one of those days.”