Peter Houston: Falkirk now have the nerve for Premiership play-offs

first_imgManager Peter Houston believes his Falkirk side are better equipped than ever before to hold their nerve in the Premiership play-offs.His side are on the brink of clinching one of the three Championship spots after Queen of the South lost 3-2 to Morton on Tuesday evening. They need only a point from their remaining seven matches to guarantee their place after missing out last season to James Fowler’s men.Houston says his side’s run to the Scottish Cup final last year has helped them take on the bigger matches and hopes to see them put their experience to the test. “Finishing second would be a massive boost to us but there’s still an awful lot of games to be played and points to be won and lost. It’s who holds their nerve the best that will get that second place.” He said: “I firmly believe that, not so much a one-off situation because it’s two games [in the Premiership Play-Off final], but in the pressure of the matches, who can hold their nerve better is a big, big thing. “I feel Falkirk, over the last year have been playing cup finals and semi-finals, huge matches, so we’ve experienced it. Prior to that Falkirk had never experienced that for a couple of years.” “If it comes to that I’ll be more than delighted because I feel that I’ve got a group of players who could handle the pressure. “Obviously if we’re doing well and being up the top then we’re a team who are going in with confidence if we get there but there’s still a lot of work to be done before that. last_img read more