Falkirk co-manager David McCracken has saw his Bairns side establish one of the best defensive records in the country this season as Robbie Mutch and PJ Morrison fight it out for the gloves at the League One leaders – and the Falkirk gaffer is delighted to have “two of the best keepers in the league” at his disposal.

Mutch returned to the side at the weekend to record a shut-out against Clyde after suspension and a positive Covid-19 test sidelined the keeper and allowed Motherwell loanee Morrison to impress as his stand-in.

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The Bairns boss is delighted with his goalkeeping options (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group via Getty Images)

Morrison recorded three clean sheet in five league games to help the Bairns open up a lead at the top of the table and McCracken admits it was a hard decision to bring Mutch back into the side at Broadwood.

The Bairns have been really impressive in recent weeks and McCracken’s side face Airdrie this weekend hoping to extend their lead at the top of the table, with McCracken confident his side are in a good place ahead of the clash with Ian Murray’s Diamonds.

“We’re very fortunate to have two of the best keepers in the league in Robbie and PJ,” McCracken said.

“It was difficult (to bring Mutch back in against Clyde) because PJ was doing well. We’ve always said to them that it’s hard to come out of the team but it’s hard for all of the players just now because the team is doing so well.

“It’s hard for the boys who aren’t in the team or are on the bench to get in but that’s a place Lee and I wanted to be. We’ve got a full squad now with loads of quality to choose from and the boys understand that. We’re going going to need everyone over the course of the season and that includes the goalkeepers.


Robbie Mutch had to sit on the sidelines after a red card and positive Covid test

“PJ done great and Robbie came in at the weekend and got a clean sheet so the standard is set.”

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