Life’s sweet for choc-free Falkirk winger

Willie Gibson feels he's getting back to full fitness
Willie Gibson feels he's getting back to full fitness

Willie Gibson has chucked the chocolate, and feels all the better for it.

The Falkirk playmaker has shed a stone since joining Steven Pressley’s side and is feeling the benefits of the extra-fitness work he’s putting in.

“I love a wee bit of chocolate, but I’ve given it up completely,” Gibson told The Falkirk Herald.

“Overall I’ve always been quite a healthy eater, but I was eating at the wrong times, so I’ve cut that out.

“Everything I’ve tried so far since coming to Falkirk has worked - diet shakes the lot - and I’m pleased.”

Gibson completed 90 minutes on Saturday at Ayr United and says he is getting nearer to full fitness with every game - but Pressley is demanding the playmaker becomes even lighter as the games progress.

“I came in without a game in three months and I’ve worked incredibly hard to shift the pounds. I do extra shifts on a Tuesday and I feel better.

“It’s frustrating knowing how fit I once was, but that’s what happens when you’re effectively out of the game for as long as I was.

“Now I do spin classes before training too, but that’s what I have to do. It’s all progressing well and I hope my performances on the park can keep up.”