Reaction: David McCracken on Falkirk's 2-1 defeat to Airdrieonians

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Falkirk co-manager David McCracken was understandably disappointed after the 2-1 defeat at Airdrie.

The Bairns boss said they knew how Airdrie would approach the game and was far from happy that they did not deal with their threats.

He said: “The way we started the game we just were never at it.

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"We let them get a foothold straight away and couldn’t deal with their style of football, the way they bang it in to the box and throw it long.

"That gets them ahead and we have a reaction, we change the shape and that gets us back in to the game.

"Then in the second half I don’t know if they had any real opportunities.

"It's massively disappointing, it was a chance to claim another three points and push on but it is what it is and we need to look at things, it makes the games coming up evening bigger.”

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Callumn Morrison had been taking the penalties for Falkirk this season but it was Aidan Keena who stepped up at 1-1 and saw his spot kick saved by Airdrie keeper Max Currie.

"That decision was made on the pitch and we discussed it there (after the game),” said McCracken.

"There’s jobs that need done and are assigned on the pitch and that’s one of them.

"Keena felt the need to take it and he took it and missed it but we had other opportunities that we didn't take.”

Elsewhere in the league the other four matches all ended in draws.

"It softens the blow but we cant get in to a position where we are relying on others,” said McCracken.

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