Murdo: Boys will come good in time

Willie Gibson made his debut against Morton
Willie Gibson made his debut against Morton
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Falkirk’s look into the future was blank last Saturday when Steven Pressley fielded new signings Jordan White and Willie Gibson.

Neither could find the net in a stuffy game at Morton - though the boss believed White deserved to.

“I think Jordan merited a goal,” Pressley told Heraldsport.

“We’ve had to change the two players who’ve been a big part in all we’ve done this season, but I have belief in all the players and I think it was a good 90 for Jordan.”

White is being primed for a striking role next season, with Farid El Alagui expected to move on in the summer.

Falkirk have already lost Kallum Higginbotham and Willie Gibson - his direct replacement - looked sharp on his Bairns debut, but also couldn’t find the net.

But Stewart Murdoch doesn’t believe there is anything to worry about, insisting the team can come good over time.

“We’ve had a consistent team this season, with only a few changes made every now and again by the manager, and that’s certainly helped performances,,’’ he said.

“We understand each other and know where we’ll be in certain situations.

“That wasn’t there so much without Kallum and Farid. That’s not to say that the new guys aren’t good players - they are - but they just haven’t got the understanding yet.

‘‘That will definitely come over time.

“It was a stuffy game too, and, although I should have scored a header, a draw was probably a fair result.”