Falkirk boss looks to the future

It's decision time for Falkirk over Rhys Bennett's future
It's decision time for Falkirk over Rhys Bennett's future

Two players pledged themselves to Falkirk this week but uncertainty surrounds the future of two more.

David Weatherson and Kieran Duffie finally put pen to paper earlier this week and signed deals that will keep them at The Falkirk Stadium.

Duffie’s new contract ties him to the club until at least 2014 while Weatherston’s will run until next summer.

Bairns boss Steven Pressley expressed his satisfaction at securing the services of two players he rates highly and told fans that all of the Academy graduates who have made the step up to the first team are now all secured on long-term deals.

Completing the deals before the opening of the transfer window exactly one month from now was crucial if Falkirk are to hang-on to their prized assets.

Two other players however could soon be ending their association with the Bairns.

Heraldsport understands that a decision has still to be made regarding extending the stay of Rhys Bennett, who is currently on loan from Bolton Wanderers on a deal due to finish at the end of this month.

It is thought that should the club wish to keep the 19-year-old defender until the end of the current season then Bolton boss Owen Coyle would give his consent.

Bennett started last Saturday’s game against Dundee on the bench but came on as a second half substitute.

The other player who could soon join the ranks of ex-Bairns is Jack Compton.

The 23-year-old left midfielder is currently on-loan at Bradford City on a deal which will end on January 3.

Compton has attracted the attentions of at least two unnamed English clubs who could be poised to offer him a deal.

However, if no deal is reached the Torquay-born player will return north to The Falkirk Stadium.

Compton still has another two years of his contract at Falkirk to run.