McCracken: Hibs should teach Fraser Fyvie about comments

Falkirk claim they were fired up by comments made by Fraser Fyvie. Picture: Neil Hanna
Falkirk claim they were fired up by comments made by Fraser Fyvie. Picture: Neil Hanna
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The war of words between the two sides battling for second place in the Ladbrokes Championship has continued after David McCracken insisted Falkirk were fired up by pre-match comments made from Hibs midfielder Fraser Fyvie.

The visitors came from behind to snatch a point at Easter Road with two goals in the last four minutes, cancelling out an earlier double from Jason Cummings. The comeback was made all the more dramatic by Falkirk playing the closing exchanges with ten men after Aaron Muirhead’s red card.

McCracken, who netted Falkirk’s first before Bob McHugh’s equaliser, says the visitors had felt slighted by Fyvie, who questioned whether the away side had enough “big game” players.

He told the Scottish Sun: “Somebody maybe needs to take him aside and teach him about making comments. There’s one thing that will do to an opposing team and that’s get them up for the game. Those things make teams want to prove people wrong.

“It wasn’t just a great point for us, mentally it’s a big thing. I actually heard a few comments from some of them after we scored and it’s clearly in their heads.

“For them, that game should have been sealed in terms of us being down to ten men and them being 2-0 up.”

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