AUDIO: Crawford looks ahead to Livingston

Assistant manager Stevie Crawford reveals defedner David McCracken benefitted from the Bairns’ blank weekend.

The experienced centre-back was rushed back from injury to play in the 2-0 defeat at Hamilton but continued his recuperation last week - despite dislocating his shoulder at New Douglas Park.

Pic Lisa McPhillips 05/10/2013'SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP - Falkirk FC v Queen of the South FC'Westfield Stadium, Falkirk'Gary Holt and Stevie Crawford

Pic Lisa McPhillips 05/10/2013'SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP - Falkirk FC v Queen of the South FC'Westfield Stadium, Falkirk'Gary Holt and Stevie Crawford

The outlook is not so bright for his defensive partner Johnny Flynn and his ankle knock, while Ollie Durojaiye is edging closer to a first-team place.

The Bairns defeated Livingston with a 3-0 masterclass from hat-trick hero Phil Roberts the last time the sides met, however since then the West Lothian outfit have parted company with Richie Burke and installed John McGlynn in the dugout.