Former Falkirk FC defender, Stephen Kingsley, made his first-team debut for Swansea in their shock 3-2 defeat to Oxford United in the FA Cup yesterday. The left-back came on after an hour for Franck Tabanou when his side were already three goals down.
With his introduction, Bafétimbi Gomis grabbed a life-line for the Welsh side five minutes later and Kingsley himself tested the Oxford keeper after 87 minutes. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to save his from the embarrassment of the loss to the League Two side.
While a disappointing result for the club overall, it’s a moment that Stephen won’t forget after loan spells with both Yeovil Town and Crewe Alexandra in 2015. This appearance will hopefully usher in a positive 2016 for the young Scot.
The player tweeted, “Devastated with the result today but glad to finally make my debut! Time to kick on now. Thanks for all the messages.”
Forth Valley Football Academy, a regional academy which includes Falkirk also tweeted, “Congratulations to ex @falkirkbairns player @stephokingsley making his debut yesterday for @SwansOfficial”.