NO NEED FOR MOTIVATION

Falkirk v Livingston. Steven Pressley.
Falkirk v Livingston. Steven Pressley.
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u BAIRNS boss Steven Pressley doesn’t think his team needs any words of wisdom ahead of the Ramsdens Cup final on Sunday.

He says this week’s training sessions have been the best of the season as the squad prepare to face Hamilton Academical.

Only Stewart Murdoch is missing from Falkirk and the players’ actions - and reactions to defeat from Livingston - speak louder than any words of motivation he’ll pass on.

“I don’t think there’s many things I have to say to the boys - there’s no need for motivation.

“They know how well they can perform and what we’ve done so far this season and this week there’s been an excitement around the training.

“They’ve shown me they are raring to go, they’ve put in a lot of hard work and looking forward to Sunday.”

Falkirk are not in the best of form, especially when compared to Hamilton who have recorded three wins from three and scored ten goals.

By contrast the Bairns have lost their last three games and conceded nine goals in the last three games.

“I think the last few weeks have hit home at just what an achievement it has been for this team this season,” added Pressley. “There’s a bit of reality back to this season’s scenario.

“It reinforces what I’ve been saying about the squad over-achieving, but we have the chance to win a trophy on Sunday and we’re all really looking forward to it and putting the last few games behind us.

“We know we can do better. We created a lot more chances on Saturday than we have done recently so that’s positive.

“The trophy at the end of the line is all the motivation the players need. They know what they can do.”

n JOINING Falkirk for their Cup build-up are two trialists.

Defender Alex Evans is at Stirling from Cardiff and Bognor Regis’ left midfielder Ashley-Paul Robinson has been training with the Bairns.

They’re looking to secure a deal but David Weatherston is poised to re-sign for the Bairns.