By Craig Turnbull
Falkirk striker John Baird says Cup final heartache in May is spurring the players on this season.
Baird did not play in the Scottish Cup final defeat to Inverness CT at Hampden but claims he’s noticed a difference in his team-mates in the opening months of the season.
The Bairns have put together an impressive run of results and sit comfortably in the play-off positions, and the striker believes the disappointment of last season is driving the players on to do even better this term.
He told Peter and Roughie’s Football Show: “Mark Kerr and I weren’t involved in the final, but you can see a difference in the team from the one I joined last year.
“The team looks a different animal. They’ve got this drive where they are looking to get better – especially the younger players – and it’s great to play alongside them.”
Baird scored his 13th goal of the season after his second hat-trick of the campaign against Alloa and he believes he is in the form of his career.
He said: “Yeah I think I am. That’s down to the team though you can’t score goals if the team is not doing well.”