MORTON defender Ricki Lamie reckons his side will need to show some muscle if they plan to get the better of an ‘imposing’ Falkirk defence this afternoon.

Lamie, 24, says the Bairns have some towering defenders across their backline.

But the Ton ace is confident Jim Duffy’s side can be ‘giant killers’ at the Falkirk Stadium and snatch all three points in their quest to secure a promotion play-off spot.

Lamie told Tele Sport: “Paul Hartley’s made a good few additions during the January transfer window and that looks to have paid off for them.

“I watched a bit of their game at the weekend and they’ve got a big physical team They obviously look a threat going forward, as well as their presence at the back.

“When you play against them, the full backline is all six-foot plus, so it’s imposing at set pieces. 

“They are very difficult to play against and it’ll be the same again on Saturday.

“It’s strange because, at the back, I can’t think of another team as physically imposing. But it’s always decent games between us, especially through there, it’s always tit-for-tat.

“And they have come through here and upset us a couple of times this season.

“Since we’ve come up into this league it’s always been a tight fixture and I’m sure it will be the same again. Lamie reckons there’s a few of his Morton team-mates who will particularly relish today’s fixture — ex Bairns John Baird, Bob McHugh and Luca Gasparotto.

He said: “Bairdy was there, while Bob’s been there and big Luca came from Falkirk this season. 

“But regardless of the spies, we know each other well anyway, because we play each other four times a season. 

“We’ll know their strengths and weaknesses.”

Ton aim to get back to winning ways today after two consecutive defeats in the league and Scottish Cup.
And Lamie can’t wait to add to his team’s points tally once again.

He said: “After going on a good recent run, it’s installed that belief in the squad.

“That belief has always been there but when you put a wee run together, like we did recently, it gives you that sense that we’re a force to be reckoned with — and we are more than capable of doing that again.

“We boosted ourselves in the table after that wee run, so I think we deserve to give ourselves a wee bit of credit.

“But this is one of those leagues where you can never rest on your laurels — or have any sort of complacency — because there’s always a team waiting around the corner and they’re hungry for points.

“Every single fixture is relentless but it’s amazing how much a win affects you.”