It has been revealed that Premier League side Southampton were present at the Falkirk Stadium on Saturday to conduct a scouting mission.

The Saints were there to watch Bairns goalkeeper Robbie Mutch. They’ll have been impressed with what they witnessed as Mutch saved a penalty to hand his side a 1-0 win over Montrose. Falkirk sit a point off Raith in the League One title race.

Mutch was scouted by Southampton at the weekend.

Mutch was scouted by Southampton at the weekend. (Photo by Ben Banks)

So far this term the 21-year-old has made 23 appearances in all competitions and his displays are gathering interest. Co-boss David McCracken has explained the situation surrounding Mutch, praising the keeper’s overall improvement.

“I didn’t realise a delegation had come up but we knew in January that there were teams watching him,” said McCracken. “I don’t think he did himself any harm on Saturday either. He’s had a fairly quite couple of months since we came in which is a testament to the defence.

“But when he has been called upon he’s come out with big saves and performances. He contributes in terms of taking crosses and getting us playing quickly. His passing is very accurate.

McCracken is a big fan. (Falkirk FC).

“He’s massive and myself and Lee Miller knew him from when we were here before. The progression he’s made has been very good. Robbie’s got to keep that consistency and performance level.

“Going by Saturday he’s certainly doing that. We’re delighted and when you’ve got players playing like that it’s always going to attract attention.”

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