FALKIRK were forced to sit through an extended video nasty at training – but number two James McDonaugh has joked they have seen enough of David McCracken’s fitness film.
Footage of McCracken working out in the middle of a roadblock during the snowy weather brought by Storm Doris last Thursday went viral online.
The 35-year-old left his car and insisted ‘you have to use your time effectively’ before performing a warm-up routine on the gridlocked motorway as he attempted to get to training.
The former Dundee United and St Johnstone defender works as a personal trainer away from football and proved amidst the traffic chaos that he takes his fitness seriously.
And McDonaugh reckons the video just summed up the centre-half’s qualities as club captain.
He said: “We’ve seen enough of that video, I think!
“It’s typical ‘Cracks’. He’s a very popular guy at the football club and probably throughout Scottish football.
“It’s spread like wildfire and I’ll bet he’s become famous worldwide. He’ll probably get a wee gig on Soccer AM touring the roads of Britain doing stretches.
“There’s two sides to it. There’s the humour side of it that Cracks brings.
“But he’s got a great attitude, he’s a great professional, and he’s also a fit, fit guy for his age. He does look after himself.
“So, it was a good bit of fun when a lot of seriousness goes on in sport.”
McDonaugh led Falkirk through an extended training session – and video analysis – on Tuesday in the wake of Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to Dumbarton.
The stalemate prevented the Bairns from leapfrogging Dundee United into second spot but ensured they remained in third and firmly on course for a play-off spot.
However, McDonaugh insists they cannot be happy with the defending that cost them two points against the Sons.
The assistant-manager said: “We were disappointed in the draw at the weekend and we came off the training pitch on Tuesday at one o’clock because we were doing a bit extra.
“Hopefully we can take that into game on Saturday and in the rest of the season to improve us.
“We did a bit extra in the video analysis as well, on the goals we conceded, and more on the training pitch to try to solve the problems.
“Everybody asks ‘what do you do at training?’. We’ve done plenty.”