Falkirk players eager to keep on, keeping on

FALKIRK, SCOTLAND - APRIL 5th: Manager Gary Holt applauds the fans after their 5-0 win between Falkirk vs Cowdenbeath, Scottish Championship, Falkirk Stadium. (Photo by Jonathan Faulds)

FALKIRK, SCOTLAND - APRIL 5th: Manager Gary Holt applauds the fans after their 5-0 win between Falkirk vs Cowdenbeath, Scottish Championship, Falkirk Stadium. (Photo by Jonathan Faulds)

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Gary Holt says his Falkirk players are putting everything into their title tilt - even though a playoff berth looks more likely.

The Bairns boss says the training has been such a high tempo he’s had to call an early halt to exercises several times this week.

Holt told The Falkirk Herald: “The players are desperate to do well - the work has been hard, training hard and everyone wants to be involved at the minute.

“It’s getting to the point in the season when there are bumps and bruises but they are so eager to be invovled at this stage - because it’s exciting - they are really pushing themselves.

“But we know they are young and have to manage them carefully, but it’s been excellent and after Saturday, the mood has been terrific.”

Kieran Duffie and Thomas Grant will again miss out on the trip to Queen of the South with their respective injuries and illnesses.

Rory Loy will also miss the game thorugh suspension after hitting a hat-trick against Cowdenbeath.

“It’s another opportunity for someone else,” he added. “Rory has been terrific, but all the players have. Mark Beck has been excellent since he came in, so has Joe Chalmers - every player gave their all on Saturday and every one was excellent and I think we’ve got to remember that.

“It was the game on the sidelines and in the stands that you could just stand back and enjoy.

“But I’ve heard too often when we’ve played well that the opposition didn’t play well. Recently it’s been Dundee didn’t turn up, now Cowdenbeath - but we have been excellent and the players deserve the credit for it.

“The trip to Dumfries won’t be easy - we lost onnthe last trip there albeit in difficult conditions - but we’ll go out the same way as we always do, to play as well as we can and hopefully win the game.

“That’s all we can do. We can’t affect Hamilton or Dundee but only ourselves now. If we win every game we get to the play-offs - maybe better.

“That’s why the players are training so hard. They’re all enjoying the games and they all want to play, they all want to do well and they know that winning games could extend the season and give us more through the play-offs.”