Bairns eye new recruits

Falkirk's squad should be bolstered today

Falkirk's squad should be bolstered today

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Falkirk plan to play an active part in transfer deadline day with the recruitment of at elast three players.

More signings are understood to have been courted, and may go through after the sale of Conor McGrandles last week.

11-08-2014. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk FC squad 2014 - 2015 season. Falkirk FC team 2014 - 2015 season. Conor McGrandles 11.

11-08-2014. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk FC squad 2014 - 2015 season. Falkirk FC team 2014 - 2015 season. Conor McGrandles 11.

Hearts’ Scott Robinson has been linked with the club in this morning’s newspapers and could be among the haul, however one of the previous targets, Brian Graham, will not be as he has signed for St Johnstone.

The club have a fans forum tonight at 7 p.m. at the Westfield Lounge and the mood following the sale of 18-year-old McGrandles and a 4-1 defeat to Hearts could be lifted by the recruitment of new faces.

With that in mind the Bairns released a statement this morning on the club website which declared the board of directors was handing a transfer warchest to boss Peter Houston and that the club was relatively prosperous fincances. The statement also suggested further developments to facilities which would hint at activity on the empty east side of The Falkirk Stadium. The land lies vacant as does nearby ground around the Helix following the collapse of the Gateway development.
The statement read: “Over the last few years the Club has invested in the development of its Academy and its young players. This investment has been rewarded with the transfers of Stephen Kingsley to Swansea City and Conor McGrandles to Norwich City. The Club now has a level of financial stability not experienced since the current regime took over in 1998.

Chairman Martin Ritchie said: “The board has immediately agreed additional funds to allow Peter Houston to bring in new players. We recognise that Peter will need to strengthen the squad to compete in what is a very challenging league. Financial stability allows the board to look at a longer term perspective and those projects which help develop and sustain Falkirk FC as a football club, as a business and as a major contributor to the local community.”

At tonight’s meeting the club will announce the results of the sustainability review conducted by chairman Martin Ritchie for the long-term sustainability of the club. Mr Ritchie handed day-to-day running and chairmanship to vice-chair Douglas McIntyre for the interim period following his announcement at last year’s AGM.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m.