Falkirk striker Lee Miller reckons their promotion bid is written in the stars



Falkirk striker Lee Miller insists the Bairns’ bid to return to the top-flight is written in the stars after they set-up a crunch play-off final against Kilmarnock.

Peter Houston’s side saw off Hibs with a gutsy 5-4 aggregate win, including Friday’s dramatic second leg 3-2 victory, and will now take on Miller’s former club over two legs.

The forward was part of the Falkirk side that was denied promotion 13 years ago due to the controversial stadium criteria rules but the 32-year-old reckons this is Falkirk’s time to shine.

IMG_3062Miller, who watched Bob McHugh strike a sensational 92nd minute winner on Friday, said: “We left it a bit late but I tell you what – it’s written for us. It’s our time, 100 per cent.

“We believe in ourselves – 100 per cent I believe. We all do and all the way through the season the manager has put that belief in us and every single one of us believes.

“You should see the boys’ reactions, and the crowd was unbelievable.

“It was like the Brockville days and it was unbelievable at the end there. I think they were definitely the 12th man. It was great.”

Miller, however, also sounded a note of caution and reminded his team-mates that they have achieved nothing yet.

The full-time whistle triggered raucous celebrations from both the fans and players on Friday evening but experienced one-time Aberdeen and Hearts marksman Miller is refusing to get carried away ahead of the promotion decider.

Miller said: “You saw those celebrations but we have still done nothing. We are in the final and we have two legs against Kilmarnock and it is all to play for.

“I’m not even thinking about it. I know a lot of the players having been there last season and I know what the club is all about but I’m going to enjoy this one and then we will speak about it in the next few days. It is two massive games to get up into the Premier League.

“There are still some of the players at Kilmarnock who were there last season when I was there but I’m sure the new manager Lee Clark will have instilled a different way of playing.

“But we have lots of scouts and we get a lot of information and I’m sure we will get it on board and get a game plan in place.”

Miller hailed Falkirk’s never-say-die attitude after the game as they came from behind against Hibs to set up a great chance of returning to the top-flight for the first time in six years.

He added: “We always believe and we never give up. We have scored so many late goals this season and long may it continue.

“I don’t know where that spirit comes from but the changing room is unbelievable – really unbelievable and it has been the same all season.

“If I’m not chipping in with goals then Bob is or Bairdy (John Baird) is and we are all taking our chances. There is a strong belief in that dressing room that we can do it.”