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    Danny Lennon previews Falkirk game 

    Saturday, September 19, 2015 4:53:47 AM

    The last few weeks have seen some changes in our squad. Omar Kader has been released to pursue his day job career, Geoff Mitchell has returned to London to comfort his family through some difficult personal circumstances and we welcome Robbie Crawford in on loan from Rangers. We wish all of these players the very best in their endeavors. A huge congratulation also goes out to Michael Duffy, who played two games for Northern Ireland U21s at the international break there.

    It was really pleasing for us to get our first league win of the season at Dumbarton and move up the league table. It was our first win there for six years and every single player made a huge contribution to that result. The boys followed the game plan to the letter and it was a joy to watch. Graeme Holmes made a big impact throughout the game and his intelligent run and finish put us in front. Eddie Ferns then put the game beyond doubt with his pace and a tremendous finish. 

    Our away trip to Edinburgh saw us meet a strong Hibs side in top form. Had we taken our chances in the first few minutes of the game, the result could have been completely different. We defended well for the majority of the match, but Hibs were worthy winners on the day. The main disappointment from the match was that for long spells we didn’t play the kind of football we are capable of when we were in possession. That is the main lesson I want us to learn from that game, that we only get success when we are brave on the ball and play our brand of football.

    Today, we welcome Peter Houston and his Falkirk side to play for the prize of three very important Championship points. Falkirk have made a tremendous start to their league campaign and come to Alloa undefeated in their first five games. A local derby can often cause the form book to go out the window and we expect a very exciting, competitive game here today. 

     With your help as our 12th man, let’s make our home advantage count. Get right behind the team, encourage our boys at every opportunity and enjoy the game.

    Danny Lennon

    Managers Corner