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.

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“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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