Gary Holt calls for Falkirk reinforcements

Former Army chef Gary Holt met members of the Armed Forces and British Royal Legion at The Falkirk Stadium this week to launch the Bairns' 'Tickets for Troops' scheme
Former Army chef Gary Holt met members of the Armed Forces and British Royal Legion at The Falkirk Stadium this week to launch the Bairns' 'Tickets for Troops' scheme
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Gary Holt is ready to send for reinforcements and add experience to his Falkirk squad.

The 31-year-old former Dundee United and St Johnstone defender David McCracken is understood to have been training with the Bairns after Holt revealed to The Falkirk Herald two weeks ago he had targeted bolstering his central defensive position.

Speaking as he launched the ‘Tickets for Troops’ scheme, Holt admitted an older head may be on the horizon.

“I’ve worked to my budget, if not under it, and it’s come to a point where the board have said there might be room for one or two more.

“The deal has got to be right for the club though - I have 22 targets, nevermind one or two, but that’s how managers operate. I’ll ask the question, see how much it costs then put it to the board - yes or no. If yes we’ll do it, if not I’ll move to the next one.

“But we have a talented bunch here and I’ve got to be true to them, but hopefully I can add a wee bit experience to the squad.”

Meanwhile, serving armed forces personnel and veterans in the Royal British Legion will receive free match tickets to by registering at

www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk.

Bairns boss Gary Holt was a serving soldier and helped launch the scheme this week.

Tickets are limited to 40 per game, 25 for serving personnel and 15 more for veterans.

Kevin Gray MM, Royal British Legion Scotland CEO said: “By extending their offer of tickets to troops Falkirk FC are including the ex-service community and showing appreciation for the commitment of men and women from our forces.”