James Craigen: Falkirk kicking themselves after Hibs and Dundee United slip up in Championship race



JAMES CRAIGEN admits Falkirk have been left kicking themselves this week after watching Hibs and Dundee United slip up at the top of the Championship.

The Bairns are currently in third spot and desperate to at least cement themselves in the play-off places to get another shot at promotion this season.

With United one place above drawing with fourth-placed Morton last weekend, and Hibs also going on to draw with Dunfermline and then lose to St Mirren on Wednesday night, Falkirk could have gained ground on all their top-four rivals against Dumbarton.

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But Peter Houston’s men were also held to a 2-2 stalemate last Saturday and Craigen hopes they can make up for it against fellow play-off challenges Queen of the South this weekend.

The former Partick Thistle attacker said: “We were disappointed to drop two points at home.

“Whether you’re playing Dundee United at home or Ayr United or Dumbarton, we want to be winning those games.

“It was a good thing that results went for us at the weekend.

“But it’s frustrating from the point of view of us not capitalising on that.

“Everything’s quite tight, especially second, third and fourth, and I think it will go right down to the wire.

“And so it’s up to who wants it and who can put the points on the board.

“I wouldn’t say a win could wrap up a top-four place for us but it would be a good way of us putting a good bit of space between us and Queen of the South because we could stretch it to 11 points between us.

“But their manager will be saying ‘win and you’re right back in it’. So, we need to go down there and win the game.”