Falkirk need to win as a team, says Owain Tudor Jones

Owain Tudor Jones was involved as Falkirk drew 0-0 with Raith last weekend. Picture: Malcolm McCurrach
Owain Tudor Jones was involved as Falkirk drew 0-0 with Raith last weekend. Picture: Malcolm McCurrach

Owain Tudor Jones believes Falkirk must improve as a team and not just expect more from their forward players if they are to turn draws into victories.

Peter Houston’s side drew a blank at Kirkcaldy last weekend - their fourth draw in seven league games - and will need to improve if they are to overcome Alloa at home this weekend.

“It’s about progressing, and doing more in the final third,” the Welsh internationalist said.

“I’m not putting the blame on the strikers as such, but as a team we need to improve our play in the final third, and hopefully results will improve.”

Jones is a player that Peter Houston rates highly and is already making his mark on the Falkirk first team, but he insists that the best from him is still to come as he adjusts to the rigours of competitive football after a relatively lean 2014, game-wise.

‘It takes a little bit of time to get up to speed,” he said.

“The Championship is a demanding league, and to get three games in a week is pleasing for myself.

“Last Saturday was my first 90 minutes of 2014, so it’s slowly coming together. It’s a young side, and I’m in there to hopefully help the young boys.”