Holt remains upbeat despite two defeats

Photo: John Devlin. 15/02/14. DUMBARTON. Falkirk v Dumbarton. Falkirk manager Gary Holt.(DO)
Photo: John Devlin. 15/02/14. DUMBARTON. Falkirk v Dumbarton. Falkirk manager Gary Holt.(DO)

Losing to Queen of the South and Dumbarton has not dented Gary Holt’s enthusiasm, he says.

He insists the players have the ability to bounce back after the double-defeat with Saturday’s home match with the Doonhamers.

“If you’d have told me at the start of the season we’d be six points off the top with a third of the season still to play, I’d have taken it.

“We don’t go out to lose games but it happens, and we get on with things.

“If you take the positives from the past few months they far outweigh two defeats - and I felt we were the better side against Dumbarton for a large part of the game and were hit by two goals which could have been avoided.”

The positives the Bairns boss is taking include the unbeaten run between February and last October and Michael McGovern’s clean sheet accumulation which bordered on breaking a cup record before Morton finally breached the Northern Irishman’s net.

“Saturday will be a battle, but we’ve been working hard,” he added. “It’s not all doom and gloom.”