FALKIRK defender Peter Grant is closing in on a first-team comeback as he prepares to step up his recovery from a knee injury tonight.
The 22-year-old is set to play for at least an hour in an under-20s encounter with Kilmarnock as he continues his rehabilitation from cruciate ligament damage.
The former Peterborough United stopper, who has been sidelined since January with the injury, came through a 45-minute run-out against Hamilton Accies unscathed last week.
And the son of former Celtic midfielder Peter Grant is aiming to get through a longer test this evening.
If he passes that examination, the imposing centre-half will look to last the entire 90 minutes against St Johnstone next Monday before being declared ready for a top-team return.
Bairns boss Peter Houston said: “Peter’s going to play 70 minutes on Tuesday.
“We let him dictate that and I spoke to him about playing for an hour. He said he would see how he is but that he would like to get 70 (minutes) in.
“Then, it will be 90 minutes the following week and we’ll take it from there.
“That will be him, I would imagine, up for selection for the first-team.
“He’s looking good, training every day and getting stronger but he needs to play games.”