New signing Prince Buaben has received a warm welcome off the park, but is now ready to make his mark on it as the Bairns seek victory at Cappielow tomorrow.
The Ghanaian midfielder joined the Bairns at the start of this month and says it has been great so far:
“The first few weeks I’ve really enjoyed, people around the club have been amazing to me, the manager has been fantastic. It’s hard coming in and not having played but hopefully I can be fit and ready for this week.
“The boys in the dressing room are fantastic and really close to each other as a team which is really good, there’s some really funny guys that joke around which is fantastic for feeling welcome.”
Prince came to the Bairns following a long spell at Hearts which saw him lift the Scottish Championship with the Edinburgh side. However, his latter months at the Tyncastle club saw him struggle with injuries which were followed by a spell without a club.
“After the frustration of being injured and then a free agent I’ve been taken in really well here and it’s opened up a lot of things in my head, I’m ready to get back playing again and doing well for the team.”
Falkirk’s new midfielder says he knows the club is struggling, but is positive about the direction the team is heading under manager Ray McKinnon:
“Speaking for the team we are in a dark place at the moment, I have been here before in my career. It just takes time but there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel so all being well we can get a couple of results and start flying again.
“The manager knows what he’s doing, and the training is very intensive which I think we need as players to get ready for matchday.”
Prince’s goals for the season revolve less around personal milestones, but more around building up the team.
“The first thing the manager asked me is to bring my experience and to help the team to try and get up the table and see what happens then. I just want to be able to come in and do well for the team.”
Now all eyes are towards Cappielow on Saturday for what promises to be a fiery encounter as Ray McKinnon goes back to face his old side.
“Hopefully we can get a good crowd with us this weekend to help with the team spirit and we can get a win for them.”
Prince was speaking at the Falkirk FC Exhibition at Callendar House which is open until Sunday the 28th of October. The free exhibition is a must see for all Falkirk fans.