Kris Faulds had the buzz of first-team football, mixed with a two-year full-time contract, then had it all taken away from him.
Just months after his debut he was a peripheral figure at Falkirk, out of the first-team frame and in the under-20s. “My confidence was low,” the mifielder told The Falkirk herald. “But I pushed on a bit and now I’m really enjoying my football. “It’s come at an important time too because my two year deal is up in May so I have something to prove. “I’ve been moved into a more attacking position and I’m enjoying it and getting among the goals. I have been doing well for the under-20s and then on Saturday - that has has given me a real lift.” His pearler from more than 20-yards has netted him high praise, not just for seizing a point for the Bairns but for the quality of the strike too. “As soon as it left my foot I knew it was good, and it was incredible. “It was my first goal for the first-team, and well, it wasn’t too bad a goal to start with! “I can’t count how many time I have watched it back. I knew I was going to shoot as soon as I got the ball because I had been in the same position earlier and passed and thought maybe I should have kept it, so I had the shot. “Hopefully it has made an impression because I want a more regular place in the team. “My confidence is up again and I have a point to prove after being out the first team for so long. When you’ve had a shot of it you want it all the time. “The under-20s is excellent for your development, especially testing yourself against the three over-age players because that’s close to the first team standard, but that’s where you want to be.”