Falkirk co-manager David McCracken has confirmed that the Bairns are actively looking for a new goalkeeper to challenge Robbie Mutch for the gloves after PJ Morrison was recalled by Motherwell.

The shot-stopper impressed during his brief spell at the Bairns, and returned to Fir Park as cover for new signing Liam Kelly in the wake of Stephen Robinson’s shock resignation and with the Steelmen struggling for goalkeepers.

Dunfermline Athletic v Falkirk - Betfred Cup

McCracken and Miller are on the lookout for a new keeper (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

McCracken admits he’d have done similar in the circumstances and conceded it is part and parcel of taking players on loan from a higher level.

While the Bairns gaffer is looking for a new keeper, it is likely to be another loan signing, with Cracks confirming the League One leaders are in talks with a number of clubs over possible moves.

“We’re actively looking at getting someone in to fill that goalkeeper space,” McCracken said.

“We do have young Jay Cantley who has come back in to training so there is someone there but at the same time we’d like another to be a bit more comfortable.


“Every club looks at their own situation, Motherwell have had a difficult time in terms of their goalkeeping position so that’s why PJ was recalled, we would be no different if we had to do that, it’s exactly what we’d do.

“There’s a number of clubs that are recalling a lot of their players, it does have a knock on effect but that’s what you get taking in a loan.

“The other side is that some players who were out on loan are coming up and are available, we’re in discussions with a number of clubs who are still making a decision whether to put a specific player back out on loan again or keep them to try and develop them themselves.

“We’re focusing on ourselves and how we can better the squad if we need to.


The Bairns bosses lost Morrison after the loanee impressed at the Falkirk Stadium (Photo by Falkirk FC)

“Loans are always a bit cheaper and sometimes you can get a player of a higher quality for a lower price, so to speak.”

NTOF now offers a YouTube channel featuring exclusive interviews, post-match discussion, in-depth debate, and much more – LIKE and SUBSCRIBE and don’t miss any of our videos.

Have something to tell us about this article?