Revenge not on McCracken's mind ahead of trip to bogey team Clyde

Falkirk co-manager David McCracken says they aren't giving last season’s results a second thought as they prepare for a tough trip to Broadwood to take on Clyde this weekend.

Falkirk co-managers Lee Miller and David McCracken during last Saturday's 2-1 win over Peterhead.
Falkirk co-managers Lee Miller and David McCracken during last Saturday's 2-1 win over Peterhead.

Last season The Bully Wee got the better of the Bairns in all three of their League 1 encounters.

The two sides faced each other already this season in the Betfred Cup with Falkirk winning 2-1 but the league is what really matters for McCracken and Falkirk as they look for their fifth consecutive League 1 win.

He said: "Everybody outside the playing staff at our club will see it as trying to get a bit of revenge.

"Last season was last season, yes Clyde got a few results against us but both clubs are in a completely different place now.

"They've got their threats and a number of players in the team who can affect a game but we feel we can limit their strengths and expose their weaknesses, we expect a good game.”

The Broadwood side have not been in action since November 21 after Covid related problems saw their last two fixtures postponed.

It was possible that this weekend’s game might not have gone ahead but Clyde are back training now and things look to be sorted.

"You can't think like that, that the game won't be on,” said McCracken.

"We prepared as normal and had a good week training.

"For us it's similar preparation, you look at their most recent games, their shape and the way they played.

"The couple of weeks without a game could affect them positively by giving them a break or it could impact them negatively.”

The Falkirk co-boss also confirmed that Gary Miller and Robbie Mutch were back available for selection this weekend meaning Aidan Keena remains the only absentee from the squad with the striker still expected to be out for a few more weeks.

Competition for places is healthy and the players know they will have to work hard to force their way in to the team who are still unbeaten in the league, a record McCracken says they are all proud of and eager to keep going as long as possible.

"It's massive, there's no way to deny it, it's important.

"We're in a winning habit just now but that only comes with hard work, working on shape and working hard.

"We set out at the start of the season to go out and win every game but this run won't count for anything if we don't keep it up.

"We are just continuing to do the hard work and focus on the next game and not look too far ahead."