Stunning support pleases Falkirk boss Ray McKinnon

Ray McKinnon reckons Falkirk's backing is helping defy the club's league position.

Falkirk had a huge turnout at The Energy Check Stadium at Firhill. Picture Michael Gillen.
Falkirk had a huge turnout at The Energy Check Stadium at Firhill. Picture Michael Gillen.

The Bairns are in the bottom two of the second tier, yet still took more than 1400 to the Ladbrokes SPFL Championship match with Partick on Saturday.

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So while their league status might diminish the club’s current standing, the Bairns turn-out is maintaining their club’s status.

Ray McKinnon. Picture Michael Gillen.

And McKinnon has no difficulty in conveying that to new signings.

He said: “Everybody understands that Falkirk are a big club – you can just tell by our travelling support on Saturday.

“It was phenomenal at nearly 1500. Not many teams in the Premier League will be able to take that to an away game, so everyone understands that it is a big club here.

Zak Rudden scored the equaliser. Picture Michael Gillen.

“I think the fans are getting behind us too. I didn’t expect 1500 fans through in Glasgow and that shows that there is a belief there.

“They want us to do well because they’ve been through the first half of the season and they’ve stood by us and they seem to understand that we are trying to change things here and that we have brought some new players in.

“They are on board with it but I just hope we can reward them with three points in matches going forward.”

The Bairns have yet to win a home match but host Inverness and Queen of the South on January 26 and February 2.