Falkirk V Raith at Falkirk Stadium : Match Preview

12 February 2016
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Houston grins and bears it as Bairns rocked by Grant's season-ending injury

Falkirk will be without Peter Grant for their home game against Raith after the central defender was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Everyone else in the Bairns squad is fit and available with David McCracken expected to step in to replace Grant.

Manager Peter Houston said: "Raith Rovers will make things very difficult for us. They're very good at closing you down and we will need to work hard and be patient as we look to create opportunities.

"It is a blow to lose Peter, however we just have to get on with things."

Raith have Jason Thomson available to start for the first time since October following a back problem.

But knee injuries have ruled out Iain Davidson and Lewis Vaughan, while Craig Barr remains sidelined with a groin problem.

Manager Ray McKinnon said: "We are itching to get back into action as we have only played once in the last three weeks.

"Falkirk are a good side who are seeing the benefits of playing together for the last couple of seasons, but we can win.

"The games between us have been close this season and after losing by the one goal in them both it would be great to turn that around."

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