Pressley watches rivals clash and sees County go clear

Pressley has been keeping an eye on Falkirk's title challengers
Pressley has been keeping an eye on Falkirk's title challengers
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Bairns boss Steven Pressley conducted a spying mission at Ayr’s game with Ross County, and sussed out two of Falkirk’s next three opponents.

Pressley watched from the stands - where he’ll be for the meetings with both clubs this month - on Wednesday nigth as a Richard Brittain hat-trick sent County clear at the top of the Irn Bru First Division.

He takes his team back to Somerset Park, Ayr tomorrow, and will again be without David Weatherston. However midfielder Mark Millar returns after serving his one-match suspension.

But Pressley is asking the club’s loyal support to ease off on the players.

“The expectation level has increased in recent weeks and I don’t think that should be the cazse for these young players.

“They have over-achieved already and I don’t know where they’re digging out the energy and results from after such a run of games for such a small squad of young players but they continue to amaze and impress me.

“The Queen of the South game was one of our best performances of the season, and Willie Gibson is improving week on week.

“There’s more to come from him, and this month is proving to be an interesting one with a run of important games for us, and the Ramsdens’ Cup final on April 1.”

After Saturday’s visit to Ayr, Falkirk host PArtick Thistle before heading to Dingwall on march 17 for a game that is fast becoming a title decider.