BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport
Falkirk manager Peter Houston lauded the maturity and clinical streak of Lee Miller as the Bairns stalwart rolled back the years to send the Championship’s dark horses to within three points of the league’s summit.
The 32-year-old’s quick-fire double in the second half ensured the in-form Bairns secured a 2-0 win over Livingston last night to leapfrog Hibs into second spot on goal difference – while taking his personal tally for the season to eight.
Houston’s men, who are now nine games undefeated, also boast the best home defensive record in Scotland with just three conceded as they cement their status as genuine title contenders.
They are level with Hibs on 41 points and have moved to within three of Rangers, albeit their rivals from Glasgow and Edinburgh possess a game in hand.
“I’m pleased for the players, we keep the run going and only three teams have scored here at the Falkirk Stadium. You can’t ask for anything more,” said Houston.
“I thought Lee [Miller] was terrific. He worked three big strong boys at the back very hard, he battled, won his headers, defended well and was in the right place for his goals.
“I’m so pleased for him, because I took him out of the team for our match against Hibs at Easter Road in favour of Kevin O’Hara and he was on the bench for a couple games after that.
“A lot of senior players would have taken the huff – I’ve worked with players that haven’t spoken to me for the next few weeks! But his attitude has been brilliant and he has answered me in the perfect way.”