Declan McManus thinks that Falkirk managing to find a way to victory without hitting ‘top gear’ can only be a positive for the club revitalised in confidence.

Goals from McManus, Michael Doyle and Mark Durnan secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Stranraer at the weekend. It leaves them third in the table ahead of a big weekend in League One.

A good start in league action for Falkirk. (Falkirk FC).

Falkirk travel to Methil to take on fourth place East Fife whilst second place Raith Rovers take on top of the table Airdrie.

McManus says it was a good day of work for the Bairns against their Stair Park opposition.

“We just wanted to get out there and apply what we’ve worked on,” Said McManus. “I don’t think we hit top gear, but to not be at top gear and still win 3-0 with plenty of chances is a very good day.

A pleasing day’s work. (Ben Banks)

“We knew it wasn’t going to be a good game as they were high in confidence and playing pretty well. We want to make sure that those coming here come away with nothing.

“The managers have worked a lot on the shape and the way they want us to play. It’s obviously not perfect yet but I think everyone can see it’s working. Hopefully it’ll get gradually better and better.

“When managers go and new ones come in, it’s a fresh start with different ideas. It’s going really well so it’s just a confidence. Everybody’s confidence is back up.

Thriving under the new pair (Ben Banks)

“We’re not worrying about anyone else. We’ll focus on ourselves and we go into every game to win it, home or away.”

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