Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul has told The Chronicle that he hopes that Falkirk win the Scottish Cup final today.
Scottish Championship outfit Falkirk will take on Premiership side Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the final of the prestigious competition at Hampden Park in Glasgow this afternoon.
Krul played for Falkirk on loan from Newcastle in the 2007-08 season and hopes that Peter Houston’s side win today.
“I just want to wish everybody the very best of luck when you take on Inverness CT in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park,” the Netherlands international is quoted as saying by The Chronicle.
“It’ll be a great occasion for the club and the supporters and I hope you can bring the cup home. I will remember my time with you back in the 2007/08 season as it really helped me with my development.”
Caley Thistle will head into the final as favourites, having enjoyed a successful 2014-15 Premiership season. John Hughes’s side finished third in the Scottish top flight to qualify for Europe for the first time.
Falkirk last won the Scottish Cup in 1957, while Caley Thistle are in their first-ever final. The Bairns, who finished fifth in the Championship table, have won only one of their last five outings.
History favours Falkirk in meetings between the sides, as they have won the last three and are unbeaten in five.
However, Falkirk and Inverness have not met since May 2009, when the Bairns won 1-0 at Caledonian Stadium in the top flight.