First Team

Job done

8th February 2020

Daniel Stendel believes winning was the only thing that mattered this evening as his team defeated a stubborn Falkirk side in the Fifth Round of the Scottish Cup.

Sean Clare's second half penalty earned the Jambos a 1-0 victory and thereby secured them passage into the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup for the third season on the trot. 

Speaking to the media after the match, Daniel declared himself satisfied with his team.

“In the cup, a win is all that matters. It was not so easy today but it was important to win. We had some luck today which we’ve missed in the past few games. They had some chances, but you can see we were the better team. So, it was a penalty, doesn’t matter, we won and move on.

“The weather was not good. I said to my players, for us today it it won’t be easy, Falkirk started very hard and we lost a little bit of confidence, it was too easy to lose the ball in midfield, and we gave them a chance to come into the game, but in the end I’m happy about the result and that we settled it with some difficult situations today.

Daniel had to make do without influential defender John Souttar who missed out with an ankle knock. The boss is hopeful, however, that the Scotland international will make a swift return to action.

“After Wednesday, John Souttar was not fit but I’m hopeful that he’ll be fit for this coming Wednesday night because we need him on the pitch.”