Falkirk star Blair Alston insists the Bairns won’t just sit back against Rangers this afternoon in the League Cup, admitting even if they do, Rangers will still find a way to score.
Alston played last time the Bairns beat Rangers and also featured for Hamilton in the Gers’ last domestic defeat so has an idea of how to get one over on the Light Blues – but knows it’ll be a much tougher proposition today.
Falkirk boss David McCracken insisted his side will look to take the game to Rangers and Alston agrees that they will need to do as much as they can to put themselves in with a chance of a huge shock.
“It definitely won’t be one where we go crazy the first 10 minutes start flooding bodies forward at every opportunity,” Alston told Not The Old Firm.
“At the same time we need to make sure that we still have the chances to attack, go and try and put ourselves in the game as much as we can and it’s not just as the manager says, sit back and let them attack us for 90 minutes otherwise ultimately they are going to score.”
Falkirk have been in good form in the league, sitting a point clear at the top of League One but it should be a relatively straight-forwards afternoon for the Gers.
With Gerrard set to use a number of his fringe players, the Light Blues will likely have a different look to most domestic fixtures as they look to book their place in the last eight.
It would be foolish to completely write off the Bairns though and players like Alston have the quality to hurt Rangers if they aren’t at their best at the Falkirk Stadium.