Lee Miller has outlined the struggles Falkirk have faced in the transfer market as the Bairns near a return to training.

Miller and co-boss David McCracken are gearing their side up for another season in League One, narrowly missing out on promotion back to the Championship following last season’s curtailed end as Raith Rovers were crowned league winners.

John McGlynn and co were promoted. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

They’ve made additions to aid that cause, Blair Sneddon, Scott Mercer, Anton Dowds, Aidan Keena, Callumn Morrison and most recently Blair Alston joining the Bairns for a second spell.

It hasn’t been an easy period though. Miller has detailed why the transfer market has proven to be a challenge this summer as the Falkirk co-boss opened up on his team’s return to training plans.

“It has been difficult but me and David have been touching base with players, agents,” said Miller. “When you’re off furlough part-time there’s only so much you can do through that.

Falkirk v Rotherham United - Pre Season Friendly

Blair Alston has been resigned. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“It’s an uncertainty for players. Teams don’t know what’s happening, they don’t know their budgets, what they can actually do with the testing and different things. So it has been really challenging.

 

“We’re basically taking our lead from the Premiership. They’ve obviously had a few mistakes, which was always going to happen. We just need to do things properly, we’ve got people at the club who are looking to put things in place going forward to when we can get training.

“We are aiming towards next Monday to get training again. We’re hopefully getting COVID-19 testing to see how that goes and we’ll start back on Monday, albeit non-contact for the first week.

“It’ll just be great to get the boys back in and explain things to them going forward. It’s a new normal, we need to adapt very quickly.”

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