With the transfer market in full swing both North and South of the border, the Bairns are set to bolster their squad with as many as five new faces expected to arrive at The Falkirk Stadium in the next 48 hours.
All of the team at Falkirk have been very busy getting ready for the new season especially the Manager, Paul Hartley, assistant manager, Gordon Young, and Head of Recruitment, Richard Mitchell.
It’s set to be a week full of interest. Season Ticket Sales continue to progress well and on Friday evening at a special event the Season 2018/19 strips are launched. All of this is expected to add to the huge excitement and anticipation we are all feeling ahead of the new campaign which is now just weeks away.
Speaking to falkirkfc.co.uk, Falkirk manager, Paul Hartley, said: “I can see a real change in the market over the last 5-7 days with teams, particularly in England, where they are really starting to do their business.
“This has allowed us to progress with a number of our signing targets with deals now concluded for at least three of those players and I am extremely hopeful of another two also being signed up before we start for pre-season training on Wednesday.”
The Bairns’ boss also spoke of his excitement ahead of the players returning for pre-season training on Wednesday morning.
Hartley, commented: “I am very, very excited about the season which lies ahead. I love being out on the training pitch and I can’t wait to get this group of players together for the first time. This a fresh challenge and one which the coaching team are all looking forward to.
“There have been a lot of changes across the entire squad this summer and we will continue to be open to recruitment in the weeks ahead to add the right quality where we can.
“This is a time for everyone at the club to be excited. We want to give the people of Falkirk a team to be proud of. An attacking team that they know will give absolutely everything to the cause and provide entertainment on a Saturday afternoon, but most importantly, a winning team.”
Hartley also spoke of his gratitude to and admiration of all of those supporters who have already committed for the campaign ahead in the purchase of a Season Ticket.
He said: “I speak regularly with all of the staff at the club and I know that things are progressing well with Season Tickets sales. It’s quite simple, we want as many Falkirk fans as possible behind the team on a weekly basis. As I have said before, I am determined to give them all a team to be proud of.”
Working closely alongside Paul Hartley and Richard Mitchell has been Chief Executive, Craig Campbell. Craig and the rest of the staff team at The Falkirk Stadium are set for another busy week both on and off the field as the countdown to the first league fixture against Inverness CT on Saturday 4th August really kicks into gear.
He said: “There has been a lot of change right across the club this summer both on and off the pitch. We have been working extremely hard to support Paul in every way that we can and also improve things operationally at the club.
“Among all of the hustle and bustle that a transfer window as busy as this brings, we have managed to improve our retail offering, re-design our club website and launch a new ticketing system that will make access to buying tickets for matches easier than ever.
“Everyone at Falkirk is working extremely hard to do everything they can to get this club promoted and I am sure once everyone is back in together on Wednesday there will be a great buzz around the stadium.”
Craig was also full of praise for the supporters who have already renewed or purchased their Season Ticket for the new campaign.
He added: “We have been really pleased with Season Ticket sales so far and we continue to see around a 20% improvement from this time last year. We are, as always, extremely grateful for the support and I would urge anyone who can afford to do so right now, not to delay and sign up for the next season in the coming week.
“This helps give us certainty around our budgets and all additional money brought in from Season Tickets sold over our budgeted target of 2,700 will be given to Paul Hartley to increase our current first team resource. Your support really can make a difference and we thank you all for that.”