Lee Miller wants the Falkirk Stadium to turn into a ‘fortress’ as he prepares for his first league game as interim manager against Stranraer.

Miller’s reign as interim Bairns boss alongside David McCracken got off to the perfect start last week with a comfortable 4-1 win in the Scottish Cup over Linlithgow Rose.

Miller and McCracken got off to a great start (Ben Banks)

This week will be a challenge though when they face Stranraer. Whilst they may be bottom of the pile in League One, they are fresh off the back of a Scottish Cup shock against Dunfermline last week.

Falkirk’s interim pair took in the match last weekend at Stair Park and he knows they’re in for a challenge at a place he wants to turn into a difficult venue.

“The other night was a dream come true,” said Miller. “Me and David are close and it was good to see everything we worked on worked. They caused a few problems here and there but overall it was a great night.

Miller wants the Falkirk Stadium to be a hard place to go.

Miller wants the Falkirk Stadium to be a hard place to go. (Ben Banks)

“You can only beat who is in front of you. We went to see Stranraer on Saturday me and David so we know what they’re all about. They’re an experienced side with some youth.

“We’re looking to turn this stadium into the fortress it used to be. Teams coming here found it hard and we’ve touched on a bit of shape already this week with the boys.

“We’re not shying away from the fact we want this job. We think we’re the right people to take this club to where it should be. We’re just doing our job, enjoying working with the players, and I think the feeling is mutual.”

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