AIRDRIE manager Gary Mackay will have a further four weeks to assess whether former Hull City player Brian McGinty has a long-term future with the Lanarkshire club.

McGinty, who has helped Airdrie take seven points from their past three matches, has impressed Mackay, but the manager wants to make sure that the player is up to the rigours of life in the first division.

Mackay said: ''We will assess the situation over the next four weeks. The lad has done well in the three trial matches he has played in, but I just want him to convince me totally.

''We would like to keep him, as it is all about improving the squad, but it is now up to him to prove that he is worth a longer deal.''

The Airdrie team for the trip to Falkirk will be along similar lines as recently although another trialist, the Argentinian, Ariel, could be in contention for a place.

Alex Totten, the Falkirk manager, will have to do without the services of Jamie McQuilken (suspended) and Kevin Christie, who has had an operation to remove a disc from his back.

Falkirk have only won once in the last seven visits by Airdrie, who are unbeaten in their last three games at Brockville.

BOOKIES' VIEW: Falkirk 5-6, Airdrie 3-1, draw 5-2.