Falkirk V Livingston at Falkirk Stadium : Match Preview

04 December 2015
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Falkirk welcome back on-loan stopper Danny Rogers for Livingston test

Falkirk have Danny Rogers available to face visitors Livingston after Aberdeen denied permission for the on-loan goalkeeper to play in the Scottish Cup win over Fraserburgh last weekend.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international has been with Peter Houston's side since the start of the season and returns having been forced to sit out the 4-1 cup win.

David McCracken is also back following a knock but knee injuries keep Kieran Duffie and Tom Taiwo out, with Bob McHugh also absent with a hamstring problem as Houston targets a better showing than that which saw off their Highland League opponents.

"Livingston have picked up in recent weeks and they will be confident," he said.

"We will approach this game differently to the Fraserburgh game where we played at too slow a tempo and will look for the win that will keep daylight between us and the other sides chasing a top four place."

Livingston will not be able to field their new recruit Jacob Esposito, with the signing from Hakoah Sydney City East unavailable until the January transfer window opens.

Manager Mark Burchill is also without Darren Cole, Craig Sives, Danny Mullen and Moses Druckell through injury but will use the game at Falkirk to see how far his team has come this season.

"Falkirk have been on a good run and have been playing a lot of good football. They use the experience they have to great effect. They beat us 2-1 at our place earlier in the season but we feel that we have improved since then and this will be a test of that improvement," he said.

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