Falkirk boss Peter Houston hopeful of new signing in time for Scottish Cup clash with Morton

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FALKIRK manager Peter Houston has revealed he is closing in on a new signing and hopes to have a deal completed before Saturday’s Scottish Cup clash with Morton.

The Bairns boss is working within a strict budget but has room to add one fresh face during the current transfer window.

He has been linked with a move for Rangers winger Fraser Aird and Swansea City’s wide man Kenji Gorre is another to have come across Houston’s radar.

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The former Scotland number two is eager to add another option on the right side of his team for the remainder of the campaign as he seeks to piece together another promotion push.

And he is optimistic he could land his target this week.

He said: “I’m trying to get a new face in for Saturday but nothing’s done yet.

“We’re working on it and I’m not going to mention any names but it’s a player who I think can enhance the team.

“We’re pursuing something just now and if it comes off I won’t have any more money to play with.”

STRUGGLING

Falkirk travel to face one of the country’s form teams this weekend when they take on Morton.

The Cappielow side have lost just once in their last 13 league matches and have not been beaten on home soil since March last year.

The Bairns, though, have not lost to their Greenock opponents since 2013, but are likely to have to travel west without influential midfielder Tom Taiwo.

The former Hibs and Chelsea player has picked up a hamstring injury and is expected to be unavailable.

Houston added: “Tom could be struggling for Saturday, if I’m being honest, because of his hamstring.

“I’m not sure how he did it but he’s definitely a doubt for Saturday.”

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