Livingston V Falkirk at The Braidwood Motor Company Stadium : Match Preview

01 April 2013 02:32
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Burchill blow for Livi

Livingston's recently appointed player-coach Mark Burchill will miss out against visitors Falkirk as the Lions are still awaiting international clearance from his last club in Thailand.

Defender Paul Watson is out for a second game with a groin injury, while the long-term absent Keaghan Jacobs and Ross Docherty are also missing for the visit of the Bairns

Striker Marc McNulty could start after scoring during a substitute appearance in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Dunfermline.

Manager Richie Byrne said: "Marc came on and his movement was terrific and he scored a really good goal.

"It was disappointing to drop two late points at the weekend but I am sure we will bounce back against a Falkirk side that have won two in a row and are playing well."

Falkirk will be without Saturday's matchwinner at Airdrie as striker Lyle Taylor is suspended after being sent off at the weekend.

Also missing for the Bairns will be teenage striker Lewis Small, who has a shoulder injury.

Interim boss Alex Smith is challenging the Falkirk players to embark on a run of victories.

Smith said: "We have won two in a row but it would be great to go into our Scottish Cup semi-final with Hibs in a couple of weeks with four consecutive wins behind us.

"It is disappointing to go into what should be a really attractive game between two sides who like to play football but without Lyle Taylor as he has been great for us all season."

Source: PA