We must get our form back says Josh

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MIDFIELDER Josh Falkingham believes these last three games of the campaign are the most important of the whole season.

A second placed finish in the league has now been assured meaning the Lichties will definitely be involved in the end of season play-offs.

And there is still a chance, even though it is now very slight, of claiming back to back league titles.

But with the play-offs looking the more likely route if they stand any chance of promotion, Josh says three wins are needed, even though their place is guaranteed.

He told HeraldSport: “We need to get some momentum going into these last three games.

“It’s not like we are playing for nothing, these games are absolutely vital in building that momentum.

“Down south when I was at Leeds, we were involved in play-offs and you see teams finish in fourth, 20 points behind second place get promotion because they go into the play-offs on a good run.

“So really we have the three biggest games of the season coming up now and we still have a job to do.”

Forfar’s shock win at Gayfield on Saturday was a hard one for both manager Paul Sheerin and his players to take.

Not only does it now mean that the Lichties have lost two home games in a row, it also put a dampener on last Saturday’s victory against league leaders Cowdenbeath.

And Josh says that is the most disappointing thing about Saturday’s result.

He explained: “We shot ourselves in the foot with that defeat and we are so frustrated.

“It kind of makes all our good efforts against Cowdenbeath count for nothing as we can go there and get a result and come back here to our home ground and lose.”

However, Josh does concede it has been a good season so far for the Gayfield men who he believes have enough talent to be successful.

He added: “We have had a good season and the squad as a whole was good enough to win a league title.

“We really believe that.

“And that is what makes it more frustrating.”

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