“We’re good enough to beat anyone,” insists Peter Grant as Falkirk await either Dundee United or Morton



DUNDEE UNITED may be in ‘pole position’ but Peter Grant would not be surprised if it is Morton who Falkirk are facing in next week’s play-off semi-final.

However, he insists the Bairns will be confident of beating whoever it is they have to take on for a shot at promotion back to the Premiership.

Grant was forced to watch Falkirk’s failed attempt at going up last year because of a knee injury and is hopeful Peter Houston’s side will be able to take out their collective frustrations at that final defeat to Kilmarnock by going one better this season.

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And, with United 2-1 ahead in their quarter-final clash with Morton ahead of Friday night’s second-leg, Grant believes the Bairns have what it takes to see off either team and set up a showdown with the top-flight’s 11th-placed side.

The defender said: “If you look at it, Dundee United are obviously in pole position at the moment.

“They’ll be fancying their chances a lot, because they’re going back to Tannadice with a slender lead.

“They’ll be right on the front foot, I would imagine, with that lead.

“But Morton are such a tough team and they’ve shown all season that they don’t give up. They will feel they’ve still got a chance.

“We’ll take on anyone, though. We know we’re good enough to beat anyone, and we’re just focused on what we’ll do on Tuesday and Friday.”


Grant was afforded a few words of wisdom ahead of the play-offs from dad Peter, the former Celtic favourite, on a trip back south this week.

Houston rewarded his players with four days off after clinching second on Saturday and Grant is hopeful the break will prove beneficial for the Bairns come Tuesday’s first-leg away from home.

The 23-year-old added: “The gaffer gave us a couple of days to let us recharge our batteries, which was good.

“The boys just went and saw family and stuff like that, things you don’t get the chance to do much during the season.

“It was good to get a couple of days to chill out and to come back in refreshed.

“Everyone wants to be in the Premiership. On a personal level, that’s where I want to be playing my football, and I can’t wait for Tuesday to come.”