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Peter Houston axed from Falkirk after “disappointing” season start

Peter Houston’s been sacked as Falkirk manager following the club’s “disappointing” start to the season.

The board have also dismissed first team coaches James McDonaugh and Alan Maybury, with immediate effect.

The Bairns are second bottom of the Ladbrokes Championship, after suffering a seventh league match defeat this weekend to Livingston at the Falkirk Stadium.

The only team to sit below them are part-time Brechin City.

In a statement, club chair Margaret Lang said: “We are all extremely disappointed that we haven’t been able to progress forward this season and as a result we have come to a mutual agreement with Peter, James and Alan.

“We will now work to recruit the best possible management team to get the club back to winning matches, climbing the Championship table and moving towards the Premiership.”

Technical Director Alex Smith will take charge on an interim basis and will be assisted by first team players Lee Miller and Mark Kerr.

Commenting, Mr Houston said: “I’d like to thank all the players and the backroom staff for their undivided support through the last three and a bit years.

“We are disappointed with the start to the season and the board and I have come to a mutual agreement that to get the club moving again it is best that someone fresh is brought in.

“I hope whoever comes in can give the club the success it deserves and that we have been striving for over the last number of years.”

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