Falkirk defender Luke Leahy admits the Bairns will be difficult to ignore if they keep winning



Falkirk defender Luke Leahy admits it will be impossible for the Bairns to play down their title chances if they keep winning.

Peter Houston’s side followed up their dramatic victory over Rangers by overcoming Dumbarton in a narrow 1-0 win on Boxing Day.

Falkirk, who face Livingston tomorrow, are now only three points behind Rangers and Hibs at the Championship summit, with the joint-leaders facing each other this afternoon.

Blair Alston grabbed the only goal against the Sons


Houston and his players are desperate to keep a lid on the soaring expectation levels at the Falkirk stadium but left-back Leahy concedes they could be facing a losing battle.

He said: “We’ll just let Rangers and Hibs battle it out in the papers because it’s worked for us.

“We’re unbeaten since the Hibs game so it has worked for us.

“But if we keep going the way we have, then we are going to get mentioned in the title race.

“We’ll just keep going along, keep our heads down and we’ll see where it takes us.

“The budgets and fan bases of Rangers and Hibs are bigger than ours but we turn out every week and give the best performance we can and it is showing.

“The Rangers game showed massively how much of a team we are. We didn’t play the best, but we dug in and got the result.”

Leahy made his 100th appearance for the Bairns on Saturday and was delighted to mark that milestone with a win after Blair Alston scored the only goal of the game in the 36th minute with a stunning strike from outside the box.

Leahy added: “It was meant to be the Rangers game last week, but with the Livingston game called off, it was this one.

“So it was nice to get the three points and a clean sheet.

“Most of those games have come in the last year and a half, but I can’t believe I have played 100 games for Falkirk.

“From a personal point of view to get 100 games for Falkirk at the age of 23 is great and hopefully I can get 100 more.”