Falkirk keeper PJ Morrison vows: "I'm ready to take my chance"

It’s often the case in life that someone’s heartache can provide an opportunity for someone else – just ask Falkirk goalkeepers Robbie Mutch and PJ Morrison.

By Craig Goldthorp
Monday, 26th October 2020, 4:41 pm
Updated Monday, 26th October 2020, 4:43 pm
PJ Morrison about to come on as a Falkirk substitute against Forfar Athletic (Pic by Michael Gillen)
PJ Morrison about to come on as a Falkirk substitute against Forfar Athletic (Pic by Michael Gillen)

Mutch faces an automatic two-game ban after receiving a straight red card in Saturday’s 1-1 home draw against Forfar Athletic.

Deservedly leading 1-0 through Anton Dowds’ first half strike, the Bairns were pegged back in the second half when Jordan Allan converted a penalty awarded after Mutch had lashed out when angrily reacting to something Allan had said.

This led to Motherwell loanee Morrison coming on as sub to face Allan’s penalty, which was scored to earn Forfar a point.

“It’s not the circumstances you want to come on in after going down to 10 men,” Morrison told the Falkirk Herald.

”As a goalkeeper, as any player coming off the bench, you’ve got to be ready.

”It was obviously good to have my debut but not so much dropping the two points.

”I’m ready to come in, take my chance now and kick on in the next couple of games and hopefully get the three points next week (a home game against East Fife this Saturday).

”It’s been easy settling in. Everybody has been dead welcoming. I know a few boys, I know Robbie Leitch and Conor Sammon who helped me feel welcome from day one.

”The gaffer made it clear from the start that we want to go for the league.

”So I’m just hoping to get some valuable first team games and then hopefully prove to the gaffer, both here and at Motherwell, that I’m good enough.”