No revenge mission for Falkirk at Dumbarton

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Avenging a 4-3 reverse by Dumbarton is not on the mind of Steven Pressley as he prepares his team for a trip Clydeside.

The Bairns are on the back of two consecutive wins, and two clean sheets, after prospering against Dunfermline and Livingston.

And extending that sequence is what matters to Pressley, and not retaliating for the last defeat of 2012 from Ian Murray’s men.

“That ended our run of five straight wins,” said the Bairns boss. “Ian [Murray] has gone in there and done a really good job there and put a spirit about them. For us its not about payback, it’s the next game and preparing how we always prepare.”

Falkirk won 2-0 on their last visit to the Bet Butler Stadium, and have Craig Sibbald returning to fitness after ten minutes against Livingston midweek. Sean Higgins missed the game with a thigh strain but is recovering.

“It was a magnificent performance against Livingston, but we can’t get ahead of ourselves. We know the quarter final is coming up and it’s a big game, for the players and financially for the club but we won’t get ahead of ourselves. Dumbarton comes first, doing well there is what’s important and that will allow us to move into the Cup week in the right manner.”