Falkirk striker Connor Sammon says the Bairns ‘only have ourselves to blame’ as they face a huge League One match away to Partick Thistle.

A win for the home team this evening would secure the League One title for Ian McCall’s side, Falkirk having been top of the division for most of the season. A late collapse has resulted in sporting director Gary Holt taking interim charge after co-managers Lee Miller and David McCracken left the club.

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Sammon knows Falkirk must improve. (Photo by Mark Scates / SNS Group via Getty Images)

Sammon says it’s been a tough time but words need to be put into action as Falkirk eye a return to the Scottish Championship: “It is never nice to see the managers lose their jobs. Collectively we didn’t perform to the level we know we are capable of. In football, tough decisions need to be made.

“But we as players need to focus on the upcoming matches. This is what we can affect so since Gary’s come in, it’s been a fresh start for everyone. We need to start performing. The club has huge expectations and as a player you want to be playing at a club that has such ambitions. We want to make an impact in these last three games.

“It’s a challenge we are looking forward to. We only have ourselves to blame because as a group of players we haven’t been good enough. Talk is very cheap. It comes down to working hard and putting in the graft. We were disappointed not to win the game against Cove Rangers but we look to the next opportunity against Partick Thistle.”

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