The Bairns are set to face Queen of the South this Saturday in the Ladbrokes Championship.

Paul Hartley’s men are in search of their first league win of the season, but headed into last week’s free weekend with a depleted squad after three players were forced off through injury in the Irn Bru Cup tie win over Rangers Colts.

Speaking in this week’s media conference, Paul Hartley had some better news on the injury front with the vast majority of players sidelined now back on the training pitch.

The Falkirk boss, commented: “Marcus Haber joined back in with the group this week which is a positive so he should be back. We had a bounce game last Saturday against Hamilton which quite a few players sat out, but Patrick Brough and Dan Turner are now the only two that should miss out this weekend.

“We managed to get some minutes in players like Mark Russell and Rees Greenwood last week so it was good from that point of view. The players have worked extremely hard, we were a bit low on numbers, but we seem to be getting them back now which is a pleasing thing.”