Falkirk manager Paul Sheerin has admitted fans are entitled to voice their unhappiness at his side after they slipped to another defeat last weekend – but insists his stars are desperate to put things right this weekend against Peterhead.

The Bairns have slipped down the table after failing to win any of their last three games, leading to fans voicing their displeasure during and after the defeat by Airdrie on Saturday.


Falkirk head coach Paul Sheerin (Photo by Falkirk FC)

Sheerin is confident his players can deal with the pressure they are under to turn things round and said he doesn’t have any issues with fans making their feelings clear.

“When we were playing well at the start of the season they got behind us and backed us. So I personally don’t have any complaints about the supporters. I totally understand,” Sheerin said.

“In the heat of the moment during a match, I don’t think it has too much of an impact on the players.

“We have a young squad, but they are professionals and can deal with it. They have the best job in the world and they are able to do what they love day in day out, so you have to take the good with bad.

“You can’t hide from social media, although we ask the boys to try. Some of the stuff online isn’t nice but it is up to us to change that narrative.

“They are desperate to get it right and they are applying themselves as they always have done in training which is pleasing for me.”

NTOF now offers a YouTube channel featuring exclusive interviews, post-match discussion, in-depth debate, and much more – LIKE and SUBSCRIBE and don’t miss any of our videos.

Have something to tell us about this article?