Chart-topper Kidd must stay on song to earn place

Lewis Kidd has his priorities – get a place in the team at Falkirk settled – and then take over the dressing room music, writes David Oliver.

The right-back was put through the now common initiation process by his Bairns team-mates which involved preforming a song in front of his new squad following his summer switch from Queen of the South.

Kidd crooned a tune from Disney’s High School Musical and was pleased with his performance on the stage, and followed it with a decent show against Albion Rovers in a pre-season friendly.

Since then he’s started against Stirling Albion but he has a battle on his hands to maintain that place this season with Aaron Muirhead his rival for the place.

He told Game On: “The Dublin trip was good for us, and it helped the team bonding – I was one of the ones up singing my initiation song from the High School Musical. And I did well to be fair, I fancy myself as a singer!”

What was the calibre like from the others?

“It was..... Big Luca (Gasparotto) produced a Justin Bieber number. He looked quite composed. JC (James Craigen) got the crowd going too but I feel I just tipped it.

“There’s been talk of me getting the iPod in the dressing room too... but it’s early days yet. I’ll get settled in the squad and then just sneak it on one day!”

Another good season will be music to the ears of Bairns fans, especially witht he SPFL Championship charge beginning on Saturday with a home match against Hibernian.

Kidd knows one member of the away dugout well, having broke to the fringes of the Celtic first team while Neil Lennon, now Easter Road boss, was manager of the SPFL Champions. However there are familiar faces closer to home too, who have welcomed Kidd to the club.

“I knew Kerrzo and Bairdy from my time playing in Dumfries, and they were in touch with me when they heard I was signing. I’m in a car school with them again – just like the Queen of the South days so that’s funny. It’s crazy how things turn out and change and stay the same. They’re all great guys and have welcomed me in well.”