Falkirk LUCKY to be in third spot after underwhelming showings, fumes boss Peter Houston

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport

PETER HOUSTON is adamant Falkirk are lucky to still be in the playoff hunt as he demanded a response from his underperforming Bairns.

Houston’s charges are currently on a five-game unbeaten run but the experienced gaffer was furious following their underwhelming 2-2 draw against Queen of the South.

In the immediate aftermath of the fixture he revealed he was ready to wield the axe for the upcoming fixture against Dumbarton and suggested some players had lost their “hunger”.

And he has no doubt that Falkirk are fortunate that their promotion aspirations are still intact ahead of their encounter with Dumbarton this weekend.

Houston said: “I thought Saturday was our poorest performance of the season and that disappoints me greatly.

“We’ve had a couple of results that have masked poor performances, in my view. I need to find a consistency in this team and, unlike last year, I’m getting nowhere near that level of consistency – from more or less the same group of players.

“What is it? Confidence? It shouldn’t be, because we are winning games.

“I need to get to the bottom of this because we are a team in third place and, frankly, very lucky to still be in third place. We are not showing the form to suggest we could challenge for the title or have a good chance in the playoffs.

“Our aim is at least the playoffs but we will need to do much better if that is going to be a possibility.”

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