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Skipper hails“brave”diamonds


Airdrie skipper Callum Fordyce hailed his side for having the bravery to put their training ground moves into practice in their win over Falkirk.

Goals from Fordyce, Scott Mcgill and Calum Gallagher proved the difference against the Bairns, who netted through Brad Mckay and Anton Dowds.

The Diamonds defender broke the deadlock after 35 minutes when he showed a striker’s instinct to sweep home a loose ball.

But he was waxing lyrical about their Mcgill’s goal in the 3-2 victory, which moved them up to second spot in League One after a fifth win on the spin.

And Fordyce said:“some of the stuff you see in training is ridiculous so we know what the boys are capable of.

“But to get that in a game is incredible. “Sometimes training is training, so to have the bravery to do it in a game is great. It’s a special goal, a great team goal and Scott’s finish is a very good one.

“I’m not renowned for scoring goals. I think I’ve been unlucky this season, I’ve had a few off the bar, a couple cleared off the line, so it’s great to get a goal myself, but three points are more important.”

The Diamonds are still feeling the effects of their recent Covid struggles and couldn’t fill the bench on Saturday

Boss Ian Murray was back to take the reins after testing positive and Fordyce added:“we only had 14 fit players so it’s a credit to the management team keeping all these guys fit and raring to go.

“There’s a team full of good people all wanting to work for each other. That gets you a long way in football.

“When we get all the boys back fit, it’s only going to boost our chances.”

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On target Callum Fordyce

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