“It’s funny how football works out sometimes,” said the defender after scoring the winner against Morton which preserved Falkirk’s runners-up spot in the Championship.
“I came close to signing for Hibs last summer but for whatever reason it didn’t happen.
“I think there was a breakdown in communication but I don’t have a bad word to say about Hibs who were just good to me at the time. I’m just happy to be a Falkirk player now.
“By finishing second we get a wee break which will hopefully help us get over any knocks and we avoid two very hard games.
“ I wouldn’t want to be playing Raith Rovers this week. They’re the form team in the league at the moment and are absolutely flying.”
These will be the first play-offs for the 25-year-old, who was at Raith Rovers previously. He added: “They’re going to be a different dynamic to league games but we’re looking forward to them.
Watson, claimed that, if Falkirk make the final, he would fancy their chances against second-bottom of the Premiership.
“You’ve got to. We’ll go into the semi-final full of confidence and, if we come through that, we’ll approach the final with confidence, too.
“It’s been done before, a Championship side going up through the play-offs. Hamilton Accies were thought to be dead and buried after the first leg against Hibs a couple of years ago and look what happened.”
Reflecting on his all-important goal, Watson thanked Lee Miller for delivering the cross for his low header.
“It was a terrific ball from Lee, with his left foot as well. I really don’t know what he was doing out on that wing.
“It was tense when we heard Hibs had gone two-nil up but we got there. Second place is a massive achievement for Falkirk. No-one gave us a chance of that at the start of the season.”