Forfar’s Iain Campbell spurred by SFA card blunder

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Forfar defender Iain Campbell has revealed how an SFA blunder that denied him a cup final run-out will help to spur him on against Falkirk this afternoon.

The 27-year-old found himself at the centre of a costly SFA mix-up while playing for first club Dunfermline seven seasons ago. The full-back helped the Pars to their 3-0 CIS Cup quarter-final win over Hibs, but was told a booking in that game meant he was suspended for the semi-final against Livingston, only to discover too late that he was in fact eligible for the tie, which the Pars won.

“I lost my place in the team and missed out on a place in the final. It was a huge blow for me. It all went wrong after I missed that game. So, I will always look back and think ‘what if?’. There was zero apology for what happened. If we get a good run to Hampden with Forfar this season that would go some way to making up for it.”

Meanwhile, Falkirk midfielder Dale Fulton is wary of a cup shock. “We’ve shown before we can go on a cup run but, maybe, games like Forfar could be harder for us because we rise to the big occasion. If we show the right attitude I think we should be able to get through.”