Hamilton V Falkirk at New Douglas Park - Match Preview

Hamilton defender Martin Canning will return to action against Falkirk after 4 weeks out with an ankle injury.

The Accies are also boosted by the return of skipper Alex Neil after recovering from a knock.

Strikers Andy Ryan and Kieran Millar are both out through ankle and knee injuries respectively with New Douglas Park boss Billy Reid looking for a change of fortune against the Bairns.

Reid said: "Last season we played well in our games against Falkirk but we never even scored a goal against them. They won the Ramsdens Cup against us with a goal we don't think should have stood and we got a goalkeeper sent off in a league game when he played the ball and not the man.

"It would be good to put some of that right in this game."

Falkirk will be without skipper Darren Dods for the trip.

Dods is serving a suspension following his dismissal in the Bairns' last outing when they went down 2-1 to Livingston.

Midfielder Jay Fulton is also absent after he picked up a knee injury with the club's Technical Director Alex Smith looking for his side to tighten up at the back.

Smith said: "We have started to concede some soft goals and hopefully we can show that we have cut that out of our game at Hamilton.

"Both sides are heading into this one after losing their last game and I am sure like us Hamilton will want to strike back straight away by winning. We did well against them last season so hopefully we can keep that going."

Source: PA

Source: PA