Falkirk boss Lee Miller: We've got a squad to win the league

Falkirk player-co manager Lee Miller reckons the Bairns have a strong enough squad to land the League One title this season.

By Craig Goldthorp
Saturday, 12th December 2020, 5:53 pm
Falkirk players celebrate after Scott Mercer had put them 2-0 up at Clyde (Pic by Michael Gillen)
Falkirk players celebrate after Scott Mercer had put them 2-0 up at Clyde (Pic by Michael Gillen)

Miller was speaking after watching his side romp to a 3-0 victory at Clyde on Saturday with goals by Charlie Telfer, Scott Mercer and Ben Hall.

“I thought we were thoroughly deserving of the three points today," Miller said.

"Everybody is contributing. We’ve got a really good quality squad.

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"When called upon boys need to be at it and I think they were at it today.

"We’ve said that since day one, we need a squad to win a league and we’ve got that.

"We just need to make sure everybody’s fresh and ready to go. If you go through the full team today I thought they were first class.

“We scored our goals at good times and played some really good stuff.”

Although the Bairns ended up winning comfortably, Clyde – playing their first game in three weeks due to Covid-related postponements – made it tough for the Bairns.

They loudly appealed for an early penalty for handball by Hall in his own box – referee Colin Steven turned down the award – and were frustrated late in the first half when David Goodwillie bulleted in a superb header but the strike was disallowed for offside.

Miller said: “Disallowed goal, the angle we were at, obviously we couldn’t see.

"If it was so be it, if it wasn't we’ve got away with one.

"The handball, not for me. The linesman's got a clear view of it to give that and I think his (Hall's) arms were in a natural osition as well.

"I think that would be a bit harsh giving that. The thing is I felt we deserved the three points, we played some really good stuff."

Blair Alston, who has been playing really well lately, missed the Clyde game and Miller explained why.

"Blair was struggling,” the gaffer said. “He took a knock last weekend.

"He just struggled through the week with it so we just need to keep an eye on him.

"Hopefully we'll have him back for next Saturday because he’s come onto a game as well.”