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Youngsters will get the nod

24/11/12. John Devlin. FALKIRK. Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk v Hamilton. Conor McGrandles levels for Falkirk.  (DO)

24/11/12. John Devlin. FALKIRK. Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk v Hamilton. Conor McGrandles levels for Falkirk. (DO)

Baby-faced Falkirk stars showed Steven Pressley a sign of the future by beating Hamilton on Saturday.

He’s still going to stick with his young guns this weekend for the Scottish Cup tie against Stenhousemuir.

Thomas Grant was exceptional in the midfield on his first full start, while goalscorers Lewis Small and Conor McGrandles handed the Bairns a vital three points.

None looked out of place alongside established stars like Craig Sibbald, Jay Fulton and Stephen Kingsley and they’re set to be involved again as the Bairns get a co-incidentally early take of a synthetic pitch at Ochilview on Saturday.

The Bairns boss expects a stern test from Stenhousemuir having had the Warriors watched over the past few games.

“They are a team who get the ball down and play, and they have a manager who wants to play football in the right manner..

“They want to pass the ball and that’s something we look for so it will make it a very interesting game.

“The young players impressed me - and made me very proud - against Hamilton, but they will go into this game with different aspects affecting them, and a degree of expectation.”

Sean Higgins and David Weatherston remain out through injury, with Andy Haworth and Chris Smith unlikely to feature for the Bairns.

 

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