Falkirk boss David McCracken admits his side are in for a “tough, tough game” when they travel to face Airdrie tomorrow and confessed that last week’s win over Montrose was a “massive three points” after surviving a late scare.

The Bairns were 2-0 up and looked to be cruising before two second-half strikes from Montrose set up a nervy finale before Aidan Connolly grabbed an injury-time winner.

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

Falkirk now face Airdrie with only a single point splitting the top four in League One and McCracken expects the Diamonds to show a reaction to losing 3-1 away at Clyde last weekend.

“It wasn’t the finish we wanted but at the end of the day it is three points,” McCracken said.

“Looking back over the game, we had a number of chances to kill it off at 2-0 so that’s stuff we’ll work on to make sure kill teams off. At 2-0 it’s a bit of a vulnerable position because you start to think the game is won and start to relax a wee bit but one incident can bring the other team back into it. Fair play to Montrose as they got a bit of momentum and got themselves back into it so we know it’s a massive three points.

“Every game just now is massive so we’re looking forward to facing Airdrie. It was a disappointing result for them last week and they’ll be wanting to bounce back and it’ll be a tough, tough game.”

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 23: Ian Murray manager of Dumbarton looks on during the Scottish Championship League Match between Rangers and Dumbarton, at Ibrox Stadium on August 23, 2014 Glasgow, Scotland.

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McCracken and Lee Miller have made a strong start as Bairns bosses and will be hoping they can strengthen their promotion push with a good result against Ian Murray’s Diamonds.

The two sides met recently with Airdrie coming out on top after a late, late goal snatched the win and the Bairns will be desperate to avoid a repeat.

 

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