Falkirk captain Aaron Muirhead out with broken ankle

Muirhead limps off. Picture Michael Gillen.
Muirhead limps off. Picture Michael Gillen.

Falkirk will do without Aaron Muirhead for the forseeable future after the Bairns captain limped off at full-time of Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Ross County.

The club yesterday confirmed the captain had broken his ankle in a challenge late in the second half but struggled on for the Bairns fourth point of the campaign.

Captain Aero put his body on the line for the Bairns and then played through the pain barrier. Picture Michael Gillen.

Captain Aero put his body on the line for the Bairns and then played through the pain barrier. Picture Michael Gillen.

VERDICT: Falkirk draw was a crowd pleaser

It had been Muirhead’s

100th league start for the Bairns and he performed heroically even outwith the late blow.

PLAYER STATS: Aaron Muirhead

Moved from the regular right-back role, the defender was more comfortable on the right-side of a central defensive trio alongside Jordan McGhee and Patrick Brough.

And the captain and team revelled in the new formation and excited the fans, deposed the league leaders and cast a more optimistic light on the season after a miserable start

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