Falkirk manager Peter Houston admits nine-day play-off break is ‘huge’

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Falkirk manager Peter Houston admits having a nine-day break before the play-offs is ‘huge’ for the Bairns.

Houston’s side secured second in the Championship on Sunday and will now enter the promotion deciders at the semi-final stage on May 10 against the winners of the clash between Hibs and Raith Rovers.

peterhoustonIn comparison, it is a quick turnaround for the quarter-finalists, with Raith hosting Alan Stubbs’ side in tomorrow night’s first leg.

Houston said: “You can imagine us coming off with Morton having scored a last minute goal, and then we have one day recovery and a training session on Tuesday ahead of the game on Wednesday.

“This is a huge for us. Paul Watson had trained for half an hour in the last four or five weeks since he came off at Queen of the South and I thought he came through it well.

“It gives him a chance to make sure he’s recovered from the game and get more fitness in the legs.

“It gives some of our older guys a chance to recover.

“Lee Miller put some shift in and he can recover rather than having to play him in a couple of days. Mark Kerr is exactly the same, David McCracken too.”

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