BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press
Falkirk manager Peter Houston insists on-loan Aberdeen keeper Danny Rogers will not be allowed to dwell on the mistake he made in last weekend’s dramatic victory over St Mirren.
The Republic of Ireland under-21 cap allowed Scott Agnew to score direct from a third-minute corner in Paisley on Saturday and Houston believes the youngster’s confidence took a dent as a result.
However, the Bairns recovered from that early setback and a 2-0 half-time deficit to eventually win 3-2 with John Baird’s injury-time clincher.
And, ahead of tomorrow’s trip to face Alloa Athletic, Houston has backed the 21-year-old to bounce back from the error.
He said: “What we’ve got to remember with Danny is he’s still a young goalkeeper; he’s an under-21 international but he’s still a young man.
“I knew right away when I signed him on loan that he was sent out here to learn.
“Some of that will be mistakes. Mistakes will happen, and it happened on Saturday, but it’s how you kick on from it.
“I think Derek McInnes will be hoping that Danny learns from his mistake on Saturday and stands up to it strongly.
“The group are right behind him.That’s the way we look at it, we’re all in it together rather than as individuals.
“He knows he made a mistake – we all know it, the team knows it, but we don’t hold it against him. The great thing about the boys is there’s no blame culture in the squad.”