Gary Miller has started to feature in recent weeks for Falkirk and the midfielder says he’s desperate to keep his place in the Bairns side.

The defensive-minded man arrived during the summer on an initial six-month contract. An experienced player, Miller has featured plenty of times for fellow SPFL sides like Ross County, St Johnstone, Partick Thistle and Livingston, as well as a couple of stints down south.

Miller was once at Thistle. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

He endured a frustrating start to his Bairns career. His league debut didn’t come until a six-minute substitute cameo against Raith in October. He’s started the last three matches though in all competitions and played 90 minutes in each.

His home league debut was made against Stranraer last weekend in a comfortable 3-0 win. Miller admits it’s nice to be back in the fold and he’s buzzing for more action.

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“I’ve been back in the team and we have been winning games, so I’m delighted,” said Miller. “I always work hard to keep myself ticking over and you always prepare yourself to be ready just in case.

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“I feel I’ve stepped into the team in good enough shape to make a difference and I feel as if I’ve done that. I feel happy and it’s maybe gave me a bit of a lift.

“It’s a big game against East Fife. We’ll be looking to continue our form so it’s a big game. That’s why we are here though, to try and do our best in the big games and get top of the league if we can.”

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