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Falkirk striker plans perfect response to dissenting fans

Michael Higdon is desperate to score the goals and fire the club to Homecoming Scottish Cup glory and Clydesdale Bank Premier League survival. The 25-year-old striker revealed the squad's anger at the small band of dissenters who are determined to force out boss John Hughes.

Should Falkirk avoid relegation and lift a major trophy for the first time since 1957, it would be arguably the greatest season in their history.

"I'd like to see some of the fans' faces if that was to happen," Higdon said.

"There would be a few of us gloating in front of them."

Apart from this season, Hughes' six years in charge of Falkirk have been an unqualified success and Higdon has no doubt he is the right man to lead them to SPL safety.

"Every player in that changing room is with the gaffer, no doubt about it," he said.

"He's the man for us, without a shadow of a doubt.

"We go out there and play; we make the mistakes. If I miss a goal, it's my fault, no-one else's.

"The fans have a right to say what they want. I don't think we agree with everything they say.

"Maybe the expectation for this season was too high."

He added: "We understand the frustration of the fans, but it's never going to help anyone if you're getting criticised, no matter what work you do.

"If someone is criticising you, how's that meant to help your performance?"

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