Aaron Muirhead hopes Falkirk’s effort brings much-needed first league win and turns fans’ jeers to cheers

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AARON MUIRHEAD insists Falkirk are doing all they can to turn supporters’ jeers to cheers as they target a badly-needed first win of the season against Dundee United.

The Bairns go into the match sitting joint bottom of the Championship after three defeats and just two draws from their opening five league games, including a 1-1 stalemate against part-time Brechin City last weekend.

The dismal run has heaped pressure on the team and on manager Peter Houston, who believes he deserves time to spark a turnaround and is convinced he has the full backing of the club’s board.

However, Muirhead is fully aware he and his team-mates – who have finished runners-up in the second-tier in the last two campaigns – desperately require a victory as soon as possible as they chase ambitious goals this term.

The 27-year-old defender said: “If you’re used to coming to see a team finishing second and getting into play-offs and finals of play-offs, and even the Scottish Cup final, you’re going to be disappointed.

“It’s been a successful time in the last few years since I joined.

“The fans have every right to be disappointed and frustrated, and they’re not shy in telling us that.

STANDARDS

“But it’s not like we’re not trying for them and hopefully this weekend we can start by getting three points and giving them something to cheer about and kick-start the season.

“We’ve set the standards very high here at Falkirk and, no disrespect to Brechin, but if we want to get where we want to be this season we should be going and winning games like that.

“That’s why the disappointment is there for everybody.

“But we’re working hard, it’s not like we’re turning up and not putting the effort in.

“Hopefully that effort turns into results.”

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