Falkirk vs Dundee United: The race for second

Dumbarton may be playing host to Falkirk tomorrow, but the Bairns' big rivals are Dundee United.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 5th May 2017, 12:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:57 pm
Peter Houston will be mulling over all the permutations,  but hoping the simplest one comes to fruition - a Falkirk victory. Picture Michael Gillen
Peter Houston will be mulling over all the permutations, but hoping the simplest one comes to fruition - a Falkirk victory. Picture Michael Gillen

Peter Houston’s side need to match or better United’s result against Morton to stay second and receive much-wanted bye into the semi-finals of the SPFL Premiership promotion play-offs.

They can still get the week off with a defeat on Clydeside, but that would make for nervy viewing for the 720 visiting supporters at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium, much checking of phones, radios and tablets – and it’ll be the same for the Bairns locked out too.

Whoever finishes third faces a Tuesday night trip to Cappielow to meet fourth-placed Morton, before hosting the Greenock side on Friday.

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After a 38-game league campaign, both Ray McKinnon and Peter Houston are hoping for a week’s rest for their sides ahead of the semi-final and then final against the 11th placed SPFL Premiership side.