New Falkirk interim manager Lee Miller couldn’t hide his delight at returning to the Bairns alongside former club captain David McCracken as he paid tribute to the Bairns fans who continued to back him after his acrimonious exit from Westfield two years ago.
Miller and McCracken have taken the reins following Ray McKinnon’s sacking with the Bairns sitting fourth in League One and he insisted that “times move on” after being brutally axed by then-boss Paul Hartley.
The former Aberdeen, Dundee, Middlesbrough and Scotland striker is clearly loving being back at the club he started his career with and admitted that the support he received after scoring against the Bairns earlier this season was “incredible.”
“I’ve never hidden what this club means to me and David’s been the same,” Miller said as he was introduced to the media alongside McCracken.
“I came back here at the start of the season and played against them and scored a penalty. The fan support I had then being on the opposite side with Livi was just incredible and I really appreciate that. I’ve always had a great relationship with the fans.
“The way things happened the last time left a sour taste in my mouth but that’s football. Things happen in football and I believe that timing is everything and things happen for a reason. It’s nearly two years and times move on. I went to Livi and played in the Premiership and couldn’t have asked for a better thing to happen after the down of the way the end happened here.”
Falkirk play Linlithgow Rose on Friday night in the new management team’s first game in charge and will be hoping to avoid a humiliating defeat against the minnows.
🎶When the day is dawnin🎶
Let’s do this 💪🏼💙⚽️ @CrackingHandN pic.twitter.com/17AzKj9e7C
— Lee Miller (@LeeMillerScotia) November 19, 2019
After losing their last two games, the Bairns could do with a confidence-building win, although with Miller around the place it is hard not to have his obvious joy at being back with Falkirk rubbing off.
Whether the interim duo get the job on a long-term basis will depend massively on results but it’s clear just how desperate Miller is to right a few wrongs at a club he is so passionate about.