Bairns midfield ranks swell

Bairns players not in the matchday squad watched Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Morton. Picture Michael Gillen.
Bairns players not in the matchday squad watched Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Morton. Picture Michael Gillen.

Falkirk should have two additional midfielders at training today for the first time in a while.

Bairns boss Paul Hartley hopes Craig Sibbald and Tom Taiwo will re-join the first team squad this morning after a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Falkirk's midfield trialist last night. Picture Michael Gillen

Falkirk's midfield trialist last night. Picture Michael Gillen

They add to the return of right-wing-back Lewis Kidd who has put his groin problems behind him to take a place on the bench in recent matches.

However while delivering the positive news to the club AGM last night Paul Hartley added: “Tony Gallacher is still two weeks away.”

The Bairns injury list also includes Paul Watson and long-term absentee David Mitchell.

Sean Welsh, the former Partick Thistle midfielder, played for the Bairns under-20s in a defeat to Hearts at Ochilview last night.

Lewis Kidd is also back from injury. Picture Michael Gillen.

Lewis Kidd is also back from injury. Picture Michael Gillen.

Rory Loyand Kidd also featured.