Falkirk have been handed a silver award in the Scottish Football Association’s annual audit.
The governing body assessed each of the 42 senior clubs in Scotland for their stadium, first team, academy, finances and adminstration; and the Bairns rated within the top ten in Scotland.
Only three clubs achieved the gold standard nationwide and the Bairns were the only Championship side on the second step of the SFA’s podium.
General manager David White told Heraldsport: “This is a terrific achievement considering where the club was just a few years ago.
“It is testament to the commitment and hard work of all the staff and volunteers during that time who have contributed to the club being recognised in this way. They deserve a lot of credit.”
Meanwhile Gary Holt is eyeing a striker from the amateur ranks.
Thomas McCluskey has spent the week training with the Bairns after impressing the bosses with his goalscoring exploits.
Kieran Duffie has a foot tendon problem and is a doubt for Saturday, but he is one of seven or eight injury concerns.Blair Alston is also struggling.