ONE man who knows something about heading into a semi-final with Celtic to potentially face Kilmarnock in the final of cup competition is Alex Totten.
The former Bairns’ boss, now a key figure in the club’s commercial department, has the proof of what can be achieved by the Bairns this weekend.
His Falkirk side took on Celtic in the Scottish Cup at Ibrox while Hampden was being re-furbished - and prevailed 1-0 thanks to a strike from the late Paul McGrillen.
The game has gone down in the history books, and Totten is urging the current crop to match the class of ‘97.
He told The Falkirk Herald: “This team really reminds me of the one from 1997 - there’s a closeness, and a camaraderie.
“They all play for one another and I’m confident - they certainly have a chance.
“It was a great time in 1997 when we beat Celtic - no-one gave us a chance, but we showed them and proved them wrong. The town was buzzing then, and the town’s been buzzing all week.
“The interest and excitement generated takes me back to the last final - and funnily enough it was against Kilmarnock and that’s a possibility this year too.
“There’s no doubt they have a chance and are preparing the proper way.
“It’s great for the club to be involved in this stage and there’s nothing to be afraid of after defeating Rangers and Dundee United.”