Falkirk striker Conor Sammon ponders prospect of Betfred Cup reunion with his last club Motherwell

Falkirk striker Conor Sammon is relishing the prospect of a place in the Betfred Cup knockout stages.

By Craig Goldthorp
Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 3:17 pm
Conor Sammon with fellow Falkirk goalscorers at Dumbarton, Anton Dowds and Callumn Morrison
Conor Sammon with fellow Falkirk goalscorers at Dumbarton, Anton Dowds and Callumn Morrison

Sammon, who scored the Bairns’ third goal in Tuesday night’s 4-0 Group E success at Dumbarton, will watch other results in the tournament with interest this weekend to see if Falkirk go through as either group winners or one of the four best runner-up teams from the eight sections.

If that happens, there is a chance that the 34-year-old Irishman could be pitted against previous club Motherwell, for whom he spent a season on loan from Hearts before joining Falkirk in July 2019.

"Going through in the Betfred Cup is something we would love to be a part of,” Sammon told the Falkirk Herald.

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"It’s an opportunity for us to hopefully progress.

"I know there are obviously games on Saturday. We don’t play ourselves so we’ll have to wait and see how the results go and if we are good enough to qualify.

"Hopefully we are because it would be great to be part of a cup run as well.

"If we’re in it, who knows, we could draw Motherwell. Nothing is certain just now. Hopefully results go for us and we can progress to the next round.

"Of course I still look out for Motherwell’s results. I enjoyed my time there, lots of good people and we’ve obviously got some young lads - young PJ (Morrison) the goalkeeper’s from Motherwell.

"It’s nice to see Motherwell doing well. I always keep an eye on the old teams, I’ve got quite a few!”

Sammon said he was delighted that Falkirk “took care of business” with the emphatic 4-0 destruction of the Sons at the C and G Systems Stadium, with other goals coming via Callumn Morrison’s double and Anton Dowds’ late strike.

“It was a very comfortable victory,” Sammon said. “It was an enjoyable game. We came here obviously with lots to play for in the group and it's a good opportunity for us lads who haven't played as many games really as well to get some minutes under our belt and stake a claim for a place in the team.

"I thought we played really well, played some good football and scored some good goals as well.

"And it’s always nice to get a clean sheet too.

"We deserve a lot of credit. I know Dumbarton obviously have some injury issues and they only had one or two subs which doesn't help them and they’ve played lost of games in the past couple of weeks.

"But still we have to go out there and put them under pressure and I thought we did that really well. We kept the ball, we were quite patient at times and created some really good opportunities.

"When it’s 1-0 there's always a danger obviously that they can get a setpiece and stuff like that. So the second goal's always crucial to get.

"But we always looked dangerous and finished the game quite strongly as well.”