Falkirk midfielder Charlie Telfer believes the Bairns are “thriving” under pressure this season as they push for promotion from League One – and the former Rangers youngster admits there’s something “different” to other clubs at Falkirk.

Telfer joined Falkirk in the summer after stints with Dundee United, Almere City and Greenock Morton and scored in the 3-0 win over Dumbarton last weekend.

HONG KONG - MAY 26: Jack Byrne (R) of Manchester City and Charlie Telfer of Rangers fight for the ball on day three of the Hong Kong International Soccer Sevens at Hong Kong Football Club on May 26, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

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The Bairns face Peterhead tomorrow as they look to keep pace with leaders Raith Rovers and Telfer knows there is an “expectation” that Lee Miller and David McCracken’s side remain in the hunt at the top of the table.

“Coming in and seeing the set-up, you realise it is a big club and then you play the first home game of the season and there 4000 fans there and it is something different,” Telfer said.

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“I’ve been at some big clubs but you realise it is different from others here and there’s an expectation and a pressure there, especially now that we’re in League One and would probably still be there even if we were in the Championship, to be up there at the top of the league.

“It’s good. I think the boys at the start maybe didn’t realise it but now we do and I think we’re thriving off it. We’re enjoying playing at home in front of our fans and know when we go away there will be lots of fans there.

“It’s a really big club and I’m really enjoying my time here.”

Telfer and his Falkirk team-mates travelled north today after club partners, the Bairns Business Club, funded an overnight stay in a hotel to avoid the Bairns making the three-hour trip prior to kick-off.

Falkirk players celebrate a goal in the 3-0 win over Dumbarton

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The 24-year-old has made 21 appearances this season so far, with three goals and a couple of assists to his name, and impressed in midfield last weekend as the promotion challengers tried out a new shape.

A win over Peterhead would be an important result tomorrow as David McCracken returns to the club he left in November to take the reins in Falkirk alongside Lee Miller.


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