Falkirk’s Blair Alston has been discussing the tactics that his side will play when they take on Rangers in the League Cup last 16 on Sunday.

Alston believes that the team have to strike the right balance between being respectful of Rangers, and trying to get forward. He recognises that Falkirk won’t just throw players forward, but that if the team just sits back Rangers will inevitably score.

“There’s a balance”

“There’s a balance between showing them enough respect but also not showing them too much respect and just letting them do whatever they want” Alston said.

Falkirk in action against Dunfermline in the Betfred Cup group stages

Falkirk in action against Dunfermline in the Betfred Cup group stages (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The player disclosed that Falkirk have to get forward when they can, but that does not mean that they will overcommit players into the Rangers half.


“Put ourselves in the game”

“It definitely won’t be one where we go crazy the first 10 minutes start flooding bodies forward at every opportunity, but at the same time we need to make sure that we still have the chances to attack, go and try and put ourselves in the game as much as we can and it’s not just as the manager says, sit back and let them attack us for 90 minutes otherwise ultimately they are going to score”

Rangers in action against Falkirk in 2018

Rangers in action against Falkirk in 2018 (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Alston knows that it won’t be easy for Falkirk to get the balance right, but the team is willing to give it a go, in order to pull off a cup shock.

“It’s tough, it’s a proper balance between trying to get forward when you can, but also make sure your safe at the back, so it’ll be difficult, but we’ll just try and do it the best we can.”

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