Gary Holt: Falkirk players can learn from Kris Faulds

Kris Faulds
Kris Faulds

Bairns manager Gary Holt wants to hold Kris Faulds up as an exemplary team-mate to his Falkirk players.

The 19-year-old, frozen out of the first-team picture for a year, announced his return to the scene with a stunning goal that clinched a point against Raith Rovers in the final seconds of Saturday’s match.

And the Bairns manager wants his other players to aim for a similar impact.

“Kris has done exactly what I’m looking for – he’s a hungry player who wasn’t content to come to work each day and continue to play in the under-20s.

“I spoke to him, and his agent in pre-season and explained he wasn’t in my plans for the first team at the time, but with work he has forced his way in there.

“His displays in the under-20s have been excellent, it got him a game on Saturday, and a fantastic goal. It’s the same for guys like him and Luke (Leahy) – they’ll get the chance if they work for it, and that’s what I’m looking for from all my players.

“He’s an example to the under-20s and took his chance to impress.”

Midfielder Faulds benefitted from Olumide Durojaiye’s absence with a metatarsal injury, and he’s the only injury concern for Saturday’s home match with Queen of the South.

“There are another couple of knocks but that’s wear and tear and part of the season,” added Holt.

Phil Roberts’ back injury appears behind him and he trained with the squad on Tuesday.