Falkirk's defensive decisions ahead of Dunfermline derby
Peter Houston says it's up to Luca Gasparotto and Luke Leahy to fight for their places after the duo were displaced by Tony Gallacher and Peter Grant.
Houston explained: “There are one or two guys who are going up and down with form. Luke Leahy is unlucky, he’s had 18 good months, but I left him out and gave young Tony Gallacher an opportunity, he’s been doing exceptionally well and did well [against Dumbarton]. There are others who should be chapping my door and trying to get back into the team.
The Falkirk boss has not shirked from making changes he deems necessary – even when it affects fan favourites. He dropped Craig Sibbald to the bench for the win over St Mirren, and withdrawing Tom Taiwo against Morton provoked a negative reaction from the home supporters.
He added: “We need to close the door with goals against us. We’re losing two goals a game and so we need three to win it.
“That means we need to get back to the training field and work on things and be ready for Monday and Dunfermline.
“We need to stop losing soft goals and that’s what they are and that’s what we’ll do – work hard at it.”
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