Compton’s back in the house, for now

Jack Compton
Jack Compton

JACK Compton’s trial at Bradford City has ended and he was back training with Falkirk on Tuesday.

The winger played in two games - against Bolton Wanderers and Bradford Park Avenue - alongside former team-mates Chris Mitchell and Mark Stewart.

However he was not kept on for Bradford’s weekend match with Hull and returned to Scotland.

However reports back to The Bairns have been complimentary over the winger’s performances and he is believed to have impressed the Bantams management.

Steven Pressley told Heraldsport: “Jack was back with us this week and I believe he did well while with Bradford.”

The boss has spent this week gearing up his players for another cup match following the win at Brechin on Saturday.

The Bairns travel to Albion Rovers in the Communities League Cup but again the suspended boss will have to take inthe match from the stand, which is on the opposite side of Cliftonhill from the dugouts.

“The good news is the win last week means I am back a week earlier than anticipated because the Dundee match will count in my five games.

“I will be on the opposite wing but I have full trust in Lee Bullen and Alex Smith in the dugout.

“The players are beginning to understand what we’re looking for too and though the surface will take some adapting for our players it is not an excuse and we will be looking to play to our style and if we do that I’ll be happy.”

The match is all ticket, and the Bairns were allocated only 550 briefs.

Adult tickets are still on sale, priced £14. A very limited number of children’s tickets are also available free with a paying adult. Season tickets are also still on sale at the club shop.

n FALKIRK’S match with Dundee in the Ramsdens Cup will be played on Tuesday, August 9 at 7.45 p.m.