2017/18 Preview – Falkirk

A close-season of relative continuity will set up the Bairns for a positive start to the campaign. After an impressive run in the BetFred Cup group section, I look ahead to their Scottish Championship campaign this term.

3 main pkayers left Falkirk this summer – Danny Rogers moved back to Aberdeen after his loan ended; Luke Leahy has joined Walsall while John Baird has signed for league rivals Inverness.

The additions have been impressive and have set Peter Houston’s side up well for the season ahead. David Mitchell will come in and provide stern competition to Robbie Thomson while Rory Loy, arguably, is a better play than John Baird and may prove to be the signing of the summer from the Bairns.

The other key addition this close-season was the signing of Alex Harris from Hibs. The speedy winger has provided Falkirk with a directness and a pace that can only be matched by Myles Hippolyte on the left hand side. The squad looks almost flawless in terms of the balance and my only question mark is over the left-back slot, where Tony Gallacher seems to be the only natural left-back. If Falkirk can bring a player in to challenge the youngster in this area, I think the squad will be set up fully.

In conclusion, I think Falkirk will be up there challenging at the top with promotion a likely target and realistic aim for the Bairns this campaign.

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