Aidan Nesbitt ranks Invincible Falkirk up there with ANYTHING but he can't compare it with his Celtic Treble heroes

Falkirk celebrate an historic Invincible season -Credit:SNS Group
Falkirk celebrate an historic Invincible season -Credit:SNS Group

He was huddled round a laptop in a Scotland camp when he saw his Celtic heroes complete an unspeakable, Invincible Treble-winning campaign.

But Aidan Nesbitt says that being crowned an invincible League One champion with Falkirk is the stuff of which dreams are made. The Bairns No.10 led the charge as John McGlynn’s side fought back from two goals down to rescue a point against a gutsy Alloa side that ensured the runaway title-winners could put an invincible touch of finesse on their trophy-day party.

He says the occasion was one of the best days of his life and now, as he rubs shoulders with those he looked to in Brendan Rodgers' side, he can scarcely believe what he and his teammates have achieved considering the bumps in the road during his time at the Falkirk Stadium. He said: “It’s magnificent, it really is. I’ve been here for three years now and we as a club have been through a lot in that time. To go from where we were to where we are now is incredible. It’s different class.

“It’s the stuff that dreams are made of. My heroes did it when I was a teenager, when Celtic won their first Treble under Brendan Rodgers. I’ll not compare the two – but it feels amazing to have gone and matched what they did in the league. It’s phenomenal to feel what they did at that time.

“I was away on a Scotland trip with the 21s, so as much as I was buzzing, I was gutted to have not been at the final when they sealed the Treble against Aberdeen, but I can recall the day well. It was an amazing season, again another phenomenal achievement. I remember getting my debut for Celtic – it was phenomenal, just as that day was and just as Saturday was, too.

“They’re looked at in different ways and in their own right. Doing that with Falkirk, though, is the pinnacle for me. They went unbeaten for another four months or so after that, so if we could go and match that feat in the Championship, it’d be a brilliant start to life for the club back in the second tier. But we won’t get too carried away.

“It’s up there as one of if not the best day of my career so far. It was great having all my family here with my wee niece, it’s great for everyone involved in the club and the new board – even the players and the gaffer. We’ve loved every minute of it.

“It’s moments like this that get you through the harder times in your career, too. Even before I’d come to Falkirk I’d had a difficult year at Morton and I came to Falkirk to go and win the league. Three years later we’ve gone and done it.

“Last year we got to the semi-final of the Scottish Cup and we just fell short in the league, but this year we had no doubts that we were the best team in the league. There’s no doubt that we’re ready for the step up and we’re really looking forward to it.”

Falkirk looked down and out heading into half time as ex-Bairn Conor Sammon looked to gatecrash the title party as he headed Alloa Athletic into a shock two-goal lead against the run of play. But Nesbitt was on hand to give his side a vital lifeline on the cusp of half-time with an emphatic finish before Brad Spencer’s late penalty earned a draw.

Nesbitt gets Falkirk's comeback started -Credit:SNS Group
Nesbitt gets Falkirk's comeback started -Credit:SNS Group

He added: “We did it the hard way going 2-0 down but I suppose it’s good to make it exciting and we’re delighted to have got it over the line. I’m really looking forward to next season now.”