Lee Miller was delighted with how Falkirk equipped themselves in the victory against Montrose as he praised Dundee United loanee Kai Fotheringham.

The Bairns beat Montrose 2-0 on Saturday to go four points clear at the top of League One ahead of Tuesday’s Scottish Cup tie with Arbroath. It was the first game Falkirk had played since January due to the lower league shutdown and co-boss Miller was thrilled.

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The Falkirk co-manager was pleased. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He said: “It was brilliant for us to get back to playing football. I thought the players were a credit to themselves, their fitness, their determination, their passion, because in the past the crowd has been a big factor for us.

“I thought we created that atmosphere and it was a bit feisty on the park at times, but Montrose bring that. They are a good side and take a lot of points of teams. We have a really good group we can trust.

“Doing 5k and 10k running is totally different to a game, twisting and turning. You can’t recreate that so it’s a credit to themselves that they have hit the ground running. We have a really strong squad and it’s a case of using our squad wisely because there are so many games coming up. But we have a squad hungry for minutes. That’s the kind of players we want here.”

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Pleased with his team. (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

There was praise for young Dundee United loanee Fotheringham, making his debut after joining Falkirk until the end of the season: “I thought Kai Fotheringham was different class. He was really energetic and enthusiastic, you can see the experienced ones driving the younger ones on. He wanted to get on the ball which was great to see.”

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