Peter Houston will wait until January before looking at Falkirk’s Championship position



Peter Houston insists he will not look seriously at the Championship table until the New Year – but admits Falkirk are ‘on course’ to clinch a promotion play-off place this season.

The Bairns boss has set his players a target of 15 points per quarter in their bid to land the top-four spot that eluded them last term.

And, following Saturday’s 2-1 victory away to Raith Rovers they already have 12 out of a maximum of 12 available for their current round of fixtures.

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Houston believes Falkirk are ‘on course’ for play-offs

Combined with the 15 they secured from the first quarter, the Westfield outfit are well on their way to giving themselves a shot at promotion next May.

However, Houston, who side are just four points behind second-top Hibs and nine behind near-perfect leaders Rangers, is not about to get too excited just yet.

He said: “I said last year when we had a poor start that I don’t really look at the tables, to see where we are, until January.

“It would be wrong of me to go back on my word just because we’ve had a good start.

“I’ve targeted the players 60 points because I look at the play-off situations over the years, not just last season, and that should get you a play-off position.

“A club of our standing, with Rangers and Hibs in the division, should be in the play-offs, and we’re on course.”