English clubs eye up Falkirk stars

Jay Fulton is one of several Falkirk players attracting interest from other clubs
Jay Fulton is one of several Falkirk players attracting interest from other clubs

Blackpool are the latest team to take an interest in Falkirk’s players after sending Barry Ferguson to take in the draw at Alloa.

The midfielder sat through the stalemate, throwing the Seasiders’ name into the ring along with the many others watching the Bairns players.

Boss Gary Holt knows only too well his young players are attracting attention - but welcomed it.

“It’s an indication that they’re performing well. It is a compliment.”

He added: “The players notice who’s at games too - that was one of the things you heard at reserve games when I was a player - guys asking who was coming along from which clubs. It’s a chance to impress and you hope that they embrace it and it inspires them to perform - we want them to do themselves justice whenever they’re on the pitch.”

Ferguson was most impressed by Alloa, but refused to divulge which of the Bairns he was eyeing or confirm it was Jay Fulton.

“Interest is a big well done to them. We give them the tools and the stage - they do the rest,” added Holt.

“The way we are as a club, we don’t have the finances at the moment to compete with the clubs in the Premiership or the likes of Dundee - that’s the situation - but we do have good players.”

And while the Bairns boss may have to re-shuffle his pack come January he has some juggling to do ahead of the weekend match with Dumbarton.

Will Vaulks remains a serious doubt to return after his knee problem and Ollie Durojaiye is still out though his protective boot has come off.

Late calls will be made on Stephen Kingsley and David McCracken.