Duffy: Ton will be prepared for Bairns backlash

Jim Duffy believes Falkirk boss Paul Hartley will demand a reaction from his side following their 3-0 defeat at Dundee United but reckons Tuesday’s draw at Dunfermline will have infused his own players with belief.

Ton travel to the Falkirk Stadium for the second of two demanding Championship away fixtures in the space of four days, and Duffy says a similar effort will be required to the one that saw them pick up a point at the Pars.

He told media and communications officer Jonathan Mitchell: “We knew what was coming up, away to Dunfermline and then away to Falkirk.

“We got a point at East End Park and that will give the boys confidence, and show that, against teams who are at the top end of the league, when we are up for the challenge and we concentrate and focus, we can match them.

“We’ll have to do the same to Falkirk. They’re in a difficult situation, losing comfortably to Dundee United at the weekend. But if anything I think that will make them more dangerous.

“Paul won’t want that type of performance again – and I don’t think he’ll get that type of performance again. So, I think it will be extremely tough for us. But we’ll go there, we’ll be ready, and we’ll give it our best shot.”


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