Queen of the South could be breathing down Falkirk's neck if they win today
Steven Pressley's Falkirk will be boosted by the return of striker Ally Graham and Steven Kingsley as they prepare to welcome their visitors from Dumfries, Queen of the South. Graham's suspension period has ended and Kingsley has recovered from injury, meaning Pressley has a full strength squad to pick from for the game. Falkirk's win over Annan last weekend means they have a place in the Ramsdens Cup final. However, technical director Alex Smith has warned his players against complacency. He said: "I hope that the 3-0 scoreline against Annan does not fool anybody into thinking it was easy as the players had to work really hard. It was a tight park and Annan are very good at putting you under pressure by throwing high balls into your box. Our young lads will need to show that mental and physical toughness again as Queen of the South will come here looking to win through working hard in a very well-organised fashion.''
Queen of the South striker Kevin Smith is expected to return to Gus McPherson's side following suspension. McPherson, whose side are chasing their first away league win of the season, has summer signing Marc McCusker on stand-by for his debut as six players are facing fitness tests. The Doonhamer manager said: "We have a few players struggling to make this game and if I get four of the six on to the field I'll be pleased. If we get less than that we will include Marc despite a lack of recent games. Whatever side we send out, we'll be going out to get our first away win and having Kevin back increases our chances of securing it.''