Bairns minder says sorry

FALKIRK goalkeeper Robert Olejnik has apologised for an incident he was involved in during the game against Aberdeen on Monday.

The Austrian raced 20 yards from his line just before half-time to confront team-mate Scott Arfield, who he believed had not properly defended a Chris Maguire cross.

Both players then sparked ugly scenes at Westfield when they squared up to each other and raised their hands during a lengthy pushing match.

Captain Darren Barr stepped in to pull the keeper away and, after things finally calmed down, referee Alan Muir booked both Olejnik and Arfield.

However, their differences were apparently sorted out during the break and they showed a sign of unity by re-emerging for the second half with their arms around each other.

The game ended 0-0 and the Bairns claimed their first point of the season, but manager Eddie May said afterwards: "There's no place for that kind of thing.

"There's no doubt it shows desire but we can do without it. They need to be aggressive in the right areas and with the right opponents."

And today (Thursday), Olejnik apologised to his team-mates and the fans for what had taken place.

"As soon as the incident happened, I immediately regretted it," he said. "We sorted it out at half-time and I felt it was important to apologise to the club and Falkirk supporters.

"We are all giving everything to win games and do well for this football club and I perhaps just got a little carried away."

Both Olejnik and Arfield are expected to be involved this Saturday when Falkirk travel to Hamilton in search of their first win of the current SPL campaign.