Margaret Lang, Chair of Falkirk Football Club, has issued the following statement in relation to former player, David Hagen:

“The club is aware of rumours that have arisen on social media forums regarding the health and well-being of former Falkirk player David Hagen.

“To prevent further speculation and further attempts by the media to visit him at home – and in consultation with David’s family – the club can confirm he has very recently been diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

“The club is providing to David and his family our fullest support and would ask that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.”