Jimmy Nicholl has urged Falkirk’s players to use their own version of ‘Project Brave’ to escape their current
Players and management held a ‘clear-the-air’ meeting in the wake of Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Dundee United and focus has switched to Saturday’s home clash with Morton.
The experienced Bairns assistant boss admits confidence is low – but says it’s important players are brave on the ball and don’t hide.
He said: “If I’m confident and on the ball and I see you making a run and there could be a goal at the end of it, I’ll play that ball. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 40-yard ball.
“But when things aren’t great and I’ve got a wee square ball to keep possession I might play that one.
“We’re trying to give them the confidence to play the forward ball. I don’t care if they get 1000 kicks and make 999 mistakes as long as they keep getting on the ball. But the day and hour you walk into a position where you can’t receive a ball from your team-mate you’re gone.
“We had a good meeting. There’s a few things they weren’t happy about but we’re big enough to take criticism.
“We tried something [at Tannadice], it didn’t work. But the manager’s very positive. He’ll take on board what they were talking about and see what we can come up with.
“But whatever it is, it’s got to be a group of players determnined to get a result against Morton and start to produce what they’re capable of.”