Falkirk c0-manager David McCracken has admitted that his side are confident ahead of Sunday’s League Cup clash with Rangers, despite being overwhelming underdogs.
The League One side face a massive task against the Light Blues on Sunday night but insists that his players need to keep doing the right things – even though Rangers are playing at a leel “a lot of teams can’t cope with.”
With the Bairns going top of League One in midweek with a comprehensive win over Dumbarton, McCracken’s side are looking forward to a break from their own title push on Sunday night.
“It’s a massive game on Sunday, an opportunity to come up against a team that is the best in the country just now with the way they are playing,” said McCracken, speaking to Not The Old Firm.
“It’s an opportunity for the boys to come up against a higher level of opponent. These are the games you want to play in. It’s a massive game, a break from the league. We are looking forward to it.
“We feel confident going into it. I learned early in my career that there’s no point thinking about not getting beat as eventually you do. We will do a lot of analysis on Rangers to see how we can stop their strengths.
“It’s important we try and do the right things like we do every other game. Just because it’s Rangers doesn’t mean we stop doing that but we understand they are playing at a level a lot of teams can’t cope with.”
Rangers star Scott Arfield and sporting director Ross Wilson will return to familiar surroundings on Sunday after stints with the Bairns, while Falkirk midfielder Charlie Telfer came though the ranks at Ibrox.
Despite the huge gulf between the sides, Falkirk will hopefully come out and try to make a game of things against the Gers and at least go down swinging rather than simply trying to park the bus for 90 minutes.