With Inverness closing the gap at the top of the table to two points on Saturday, supporter nervousness was clearly visible after the match. Assistant manager Billy Reid was far from despondent when speaking to the website this afternoon however:
“I don’t look at Saturday’s results as a sign of us ‘blowing it’ at all. We knew it was going to be a hard game up there and we’re still two points clear after a decent and fair result.
“We’ll go out on Saturday and try and win again. Nobody said this was going to be easy and if someone offered us a two point lead with three games to go at the start of the season we would have jumped at the chance.
“The squad are fine and know that it’s still in their own hands. We’ve told them to keep believing. Andy Smith was talking this morning about the three Championships he has won and they all went down to the last or second last games. That’s how these things usually turn out in the lower leagues.
“The pressure is still on Inverness, especially at Broadwood in a fortnight. We’ll be keeping a close eye on the result at the Caledonian Stadium on Saturday. It will suit Falkirk to play there rather than at Ochilview as people like John O’Neil and Russell Latapy will enjoy the pitch better.
“I was critical of the fans before Christmas because I felt then that we had lost the support a little. In the main we’ve all been happy with the support especially away from home and at Broadwood recently. Again there was a good backing on Saturday and hopefully that will continue down at Ayr.
“On the management side the next three games are the biggest yet because crossing the final hurdle is what it is all about. Now is the time for everyone to stand up and be counted and I’m fully confident that they will.”
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