David McCracken says he’s loving life as interim Falkirk manager alongside Lee Miller after the pair’s good Bairns start.

The two have come into this position off the back of Ray McKinnon’s sacking. In their two games so far, Miller and McCracken have guided Falkirk to 4-1 and 3-0 victories over Linlithgow Rose and Stranraer.

Miller and McCracken are at the helm. (Ben Banks)

It’s lifted them into third place ahead of a big weekend in League One. McCracken will take Falkirk to Methil to meet fourth place East Fife whilst second place Raith Rovers host table topping Airdrie.

Ahead of a tantalising week for the interim pair. McCracken talked through some of the adaptations that have been made in training .


“There’s loads going on and it’s not an easy job, but it’s something we’re relishing,” said McCracken. “We’ve had a great start and we aren’t being fooled by anything. You can only beat who’s in front of you and we’re ready for a tougher challenge this week.

Working together well. (Ben Banks)

“We are making sure the boys are well prepped for the game on Saturday so that they know exactly what they’re going to come up against, in terms of East Fife’s strengths and weaknesses.

“We know as a player if you can go into the game with a good source of information on who you’re going to come up against, then why wouldn’t you do that? We’ve got a few reports on them and we know a number of their players too which is an added advantage.

“Myself and Lee came in and we recognised a few things looking at some of the guys’ previous games. There were times in the games where there was maybe an acceptance of the other team having the ball.

Miller and McCracken pose after their hiring as manager’s of Falkirk. (Falkirk FC).

“We’ve taken that into training and made our focus on the intensity of how they train so that’s installed in them before the game. A couple of things might change depending on the team we play.

“But on the whole, we’ll try and install stuff that anybody that goes in knows where they should positonally and things like that.”

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