Falkirk captain David McCracken appeals to teammates: Let’s stick together

David McCracken has signed a new deal to stay at Falkirk and hopes others do the same. Picture: Michael Gillen
David McCracken has signed a new deal to stay at Falkirk and hopes others do the same. Picture: Michael Gillen
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Falkirk captain David McCracken will be a Bairn again next season – and he hopes to be leading the same squad again too.

Players like Craig Sibbald, Will Vaulks and Scottish Cup final scorer Peter Grant have been highly praised throughout the season and the Bairns are poised for bids for their prized assets.

It’s a big season next year and it’s time to kick on

Falkirk captain David McCracken

But Captain Cracks hopes the Scottish Cup finalists can built upon, rather than dismantled this sumemr for a push at promotion next term.

“It’s a big season next year and it’s time to kick on,” he told The Falkirk Herald.

The defender added: “I’m pretty sure there will be interest in one or two of the squad individually, hopefully we can keep the vast majority fo the squad together and maybe add a couple which I’m sure the gaffer will do and kick on again next season.”

After the sale of Stephen Kingsley to Swansea last summer the Bairns claimed sales were no longer a necessity, but still sold Conor McGrandles to Norwich for a club record fee.

Sibbald is widely expected to be the next one to leave for England, but Vaulks and Grant caught the eye again at the weekend too.

McCracken added: “It’s great for Peter and a few others who are young guys and have come on brilliantly this season. He was brilliant on Saturday too. The goal was just what we needed at the time.

“It’s still a proud moment – that’s why I was so emotional at the end -- because of the way the boys did play. I’m proud of them and devastated for them,

“But everything just comes back to the fact that you’re not a cup-winner.”