Falkirk Ladies are returning to the Premier League at the first time of asking – and that’s where they belong insists the club head coach.
Tommy Craig has led the Ladies back to the top tier with a game to spare, and they’ll get their hands on the championship trophy after Sunday’s game against Muriston.
And the coach is hoping he’ll keep his successful squad together for a tilt at the Ladies football big guns.
He told The Falkirk Herald: “This is a Premier League quality squad and a SWPL club. That’s where we should be.
“It’s been a tremendous season with only one defeat in the league and only one other in the cup and friendlies.
“We’ve built a great core of 14 or so players who are reliable, quality players.
“Ashley MacDonald and Emma Lyons have led us well with their experience and Nicole Pullar has been excellent.” The coach reckons if he had met Pullar earlier in her career in his work with the SFA she’d be starring for Scotland in the Netherlands today.
“She’s been great, and so has Rebecca Robertson who was last season’s reserves top scorer and we’ve converted her to a centre-half.
“It’s been a brilliant squad to be part of and I am looking forward to next season already, and I hope the girls are too.
“We have a brilliant squad and hope to stay together - with the background we have at the University and the support and staff, it’s a club unlike many others – even in the SWPL.”