Revealed: Falkirk's trialist striker who netted hat-trick in pre-season win over Irvine Meadow
Falkirk kicked off their pre-season fixtures with a convincing 5-0 win over West of Scotland side Irvine Meadow at the Falkirk Stadium last Saturday.
The Bairns lined up with two trialists in the starting line-up and further four on the bench, with a striker netting a hat-trick of goals inside 22 minutes.
The Falkirk Herald can reveal that the three goal hitman that Paul Sheerin and his coaching staff were casting an eye over was former Dumbarton striker Jaime Wilson.
The 23-year old, who began his career at Inverness CT and also had a loan sepll with Highland League outfit Rothes, signed for the Sons in October 2020 and scored six goals during his short spell.
Latest Recruit Seb Ross provided the assist for Wilson’s first before the trialist took advantage of a mistake from the Meadow defence to make it 2-0.
New full-back Leon McCann then then provided the assist for Wilson and Falkirk’s third.
Callumn Morrison and Anton Dowds completed the scoring in a match where the Bairns also hit the woodwork three times and keeper Robbie Mutch was largely a spectator as the visitors failed to trouble him.
The other trialist featuring in the starting line-up was former St Johnstone striker John Robertson.
The 19-year old, who Bairn fans may recognise from his loan spell at League 1 rivals Forfar Athletic last season, was released by the Perth Saints this summer.
Falkirk team: Mutch, Williamson, McCann, Dixon, McKay, Miller, Ross, McGuffie, Trialist, Morrison, Trialist.
Subs: Trialist, Dowds, Trialist, Sneddon, Nesbitt, Trialist, Hall, Telfer.