Falkirk are ready to go “toe-to-toe” with a rejuvenated Dundee United, according to number two Darren Taylor.
Taylor, who was also assistant to Ray McKinnon during their time in charge at Tannadice, has been impressed by his old club’s recent form under new boss Robbie Neilson.
The Tangerines have lost just one of their last seven matches and racked up a third straight win with last weekend’s 1-0 win over Queen of the South.
United are just three points adrift of top spot in the Championship, whilst Falkirk are second-bottom, just a point off the basement.
However, the Bairns are unbeaten in five outings since losing to Dunfermline on December 29 and will go into the encounter with confidence.
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Taylor, currently holding fort, with McKinnon suffering from an eye infection, said: “We know a lot of the players who United have brought in and we have worked with some of them as well. They are a big, strong and powerful outfit.
“They have seen an avenue where they could strengthen. The new ownership at the club has allowed fresh money to go into it and they have decided to spend it on their quest to get up.
“So, we know a lot already about Dundee United. There will be no real surprises there.
“But since 2019 we are unbeaten and we aim to remain that way.
“It is a tough task, Dundee United are a good side. They were a good side before their recruitment and they have certainly strengthened.
“But we are happy to be playing Dundee United at Falkirk on Saturday and we will go toe-to-toe with them, definitely.”