Injuries mount for Falkirk

Steven Pressley hardly had time to savour the defeat of Dundee United before turning his attention to Raith Rovers on Saturday.

And the Bairns boss doesn't have his problems to seek.

"I'm onto preparing for Raith Roers now," he told The Falkirk Herald, the morning after the Communities Cup penalty shooutout.

"I'll watch videos of them, but we may have to approach this game a little bit differently."

The Bairns boss has to take into consideration the punishing 120 minutes of Tuesday which came after a punishing draw at a heavy Firhill pitch at Partick Thistle.

The schedule is taking a oll on some players who have clocked up vast numbers of games already this term - like Darren Dods and those who haven't, like Stephen Kingsley.

The young left-back was drafted in for his first game since August at Tannadice and completed the entire two hours as Tam Scobbie's replacement, but had to be caried off the team bus when it arrived back in the cenral belt just after midnight.

Scobbie will be missing again on Saturday, as will Craig Sibbald and Mark Millar.

Kieran Duffie is another on the crock list and left Tannadice in a protective boot for an ankle injury.

Rhys Bennett will return to the fold however, after his suspension in midweek.