Falkirk plan packed schedule ahead of Scottish Cup final - regardless of play-offs

Falkirk players celebrate their 1-0 win over Hibernian in the Scottish Cup semi-final. Picture: Alan Murray
Falkirk players celebrate their 1-0 win over Hibernian in the Scottish Cup semi-final. Picture: Alan Murray
  • Bairns bosses in Glasgow today to thrash out cup final details
  • Falkirk planning series of training games ahead of showpiece event
  • Join The Falkirk Herald for a pre-match party on May 30

Falkirk will have a packed schedule throughout May - regardless of making the play-offs or not.

The Bairns are not ruling out finishing in the Championship’s top four but that could be out of their reach after Saturday’s match with Rangers.

And if they’re not involved, contingencies are pencilled in to keep the squad fresh ahead of the Scottish Cup final on May 30.

Falkirk directors are in Glasgow today to thrash out ticket prices and procedures for the showpiece occasion.

Head of football administration Creag Robertson told Heraldsport teams have already been offering the Bairns games to keep them ticking over until the final.

He added: “We have a number of options be they in Scotland, Ireland or abroad but we are not giving up hope of the play-offs at this stage.

“There are back-up plans we can revert to, but we will have games throughout next month be they in the play-offs, bounce games or under-20 development matches.”

Peter Houston admitted it is a problem, but a good problem to have.

“We have a problem if we don’t finish in the top four, with a gap from May 2 – a four week break – which will be a wee problem for us in terms of what we do in that time.

“But I’m happy I’ve got that problem, rather than not.

“Our plan is to give them a week off after May 2 if we are not in the play-offs, which is more than likely if I’m being honest, and then we’ll build towards who we’ll play in the final and then plan how we do it.”

Hey you, we’re having a party!

To mark the occasion of Falkirk reaching the Scottish Cup final, Scotland’s biggest and best weekly newspaper is throwing a pre-match party on Saturday, May 30.

Bairns fans heading to Hampden will be able to soak up the big game atmosphere at The Shed in Shawlands - a short distance from Hampden Park.

The party will kick-off at 11 a.m. and will feature entertainment a few familiar faces.

We’ll release more details over the coming weeks - but email sport@falkirkherald.co.uk if you’re interested in making the day a memorable one.