Smith will take Bairns to Morton

Alex Smith was again in the dugout for Saturday's game
Alex Smith was again in the dugout for Saturday's game

Alex Smith, Stevie Crawford and Robbie Neilson will be the dugout team leading Falkirk to league leaders Morton tomorrow.

The veteran manager, now technical director at Falkirk, addressed the press this week at the club’s weekly press conference, with then boss Steven Pressley in managerial talks with Coventry City.

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14/01/2012 pic lisa ferguson'fhs'Irn Bru First DIvision - Falkirk FC v Ayr Utd FC'Westfield Stadium'stevie crawford assistant manager

And Smith revealed Ryan McGeever is available for selection despite limping out of an under-20s game this week and leaving the ground on crutches.

Johnny Flynn is suspended for the game in Greenock.

Smith and Crawford took training on Thursday said: “I assume it will be us until the chairman tells us otherwise.

“We have spoken to the team about it and this is one of the things that happen in football - though few of them will have experienced it before because they’re so young.

“Conor Mcgrandles, Thomas Grant and Stephen Kingsley were 13, 14 and 15 when we came to the club three and a half years ago so it’s all they’ve known.

“We had a sharp training session after the meeting, nothing too strenuous and it was good, business as usual.”

Smith also suggested there would be no drastic changes made to the team in the wake of Pressley’s departure.

“Steven had a style and a way of playing for the team and that was his way, but it was also reached by consensus,” he added.

Fans travelling to Cappielow should note road closures in Inverclyde as detailed in The Falkirk Herald this week, and on the www.gmfc.co.uk website.