Falkirk interim boss David McCracken has insisted he hasn’t returned to the Bairns alongside Lee Miller just to do the club a favour and wants to leave them in a position where the board can’t look beyond the duo.

Miller and McCracken take their first game later tonight when the Bairns travel the short distance to minnows Linlithgow Rose in the Scottish Cup.

Former Falkirk captain McCracken is well aware of the troubles facing the club at the minute but is adamant the interim management team want to bring the positivity back.

“We completely understand where the club is at,” McCracken said, as he was introduced to the media.

“The past couple of managers, whatever process they’ve went through, hasn’t worked out for them for whatever reason. They’ve explained the situation just now and we’ve quite openly explained where we’re at.

“We’re not hiding the fact that we’re not just here to help the club out – yes, we’re going to do that – but we want to leave them in a place where they know exactly what we want from the club. We know as much as anybody what this club needs.

“Ever since things were announced, the switch in mood has been unbelievable. It’s been a lot more positive and that’s what we’re about.”

Both Miller and McCracken are no strangers to Falkirk and it’ll be interesting to see if they make any drastic changes to the set-up tonight.

Falkirk stadium

It’s clear the duo see a long-term future for themselves at Falkirk and there was an obvious difference in the atmosphere around the stadium earlier in the week.

Getting wins on the board in the coming weeks is vital though and they have a great chance to get off to a strong start with the Scottish Cup clash against their local opponents.

 

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