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u HE’s been in the Bairns first team since 2006, but Tam Scobbie has not landed a trophy during his time with Falkirk.

The left-back is out of contract this summer, and one of a number of top-team stars who may be departing the club.

And before he goes - and if he goes - Scobbie wants to land silverware. All that is left for the Bairns is the Ramsdens Cup final on Sunday and it would be ‘“terrific swansong” to leave the club he loves on a high.

“It could be my last game - I’m coming to the end of my contract, it’d be a terrific way to go out if that was my swansong, go out on a high and with a trophy.

“I’ll wait and see what happens at the end of the season, I’m not going to rush into anything. Obviously there are financial restrictions at the club and it will be difficult to keep the lads here who are in a higher wage bracket than what the rest are, but I’ll just keep my head down and look at things in the summer.”

“If this was my last season, it’d be a good season to leave on.

“Hampden appearance in a semi-final against Celtic, the Ramsden’s cup final and a really good run in the league, if we could finish second that would be a great season for us, especially if there was a trophy in the cabinet at the end of it.

“But there’s still a long way to go this season and now we’re focusing on the Ramsdens Cup final.”

Falkirk have an excellent record against Hamilton - not just this season, but with only four defeats to the Accies in 15 years, the overall head-to-head record swings wildly in the Bairns’ favour with 77 wins to the Accies 38.

They’ve kept three clean sheets against the Lanarkshire club this term, but have had a poor couple of games recently - giving Scobbie and his co-horts a chance to redeem themselves with silver.

“We always seem to grind out results but in cup finals anything can happen, so we need to make sure we stick to it and lift the boys after a few difficult weeks.