Falkirk co-manager David McCracken has spoken about the steps the League One leaders are taking to avoid any Covid disruption to their season as fear grow over a new strain of the virus – and the Bairns boss is hopeful there won’t be a repeat of the scenario in March when the game was halted for several months.

McCracken’s Falkirk side have avoided any major issues so far with sidekick Lee Miller having to self-isolate before two players tested positive a few weeks ago.

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McCracken and Lee Miller have taken the Bairns to the top of League One (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

As the whole of mainland Scotland prepares for level four restriction to come into force on Boxing Day, Cracks admits the Bairns are just continuing to go about things as they have as he hailed the impact the return of football has had on people in and out of the game.

The divisions outside of the Premiership are already facing a shortened season, with 27 games rather than the usual 36, and McCracken doesn’t want to see a repeat of the shutdown in March.

“We’re just doing everything that we can in terms of the protocols we’ve been given,” McCracken told Not The Old Firm ahead of his side’s Boxing Day clash with Partick Thistle.


“We’re trying as much as possible to cover that and make sure we’re doing everything possible to ensure our bubble is alright and we’ll just continue doing that.

“Hopefully, it doesn’t get to that position because having football back in some form, not just for us but a lot of people, has helped in some sort of way and that’ll continue.”

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