Falkirk table offer for former West Ham United keeper

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BY IAIN COLLIN – @CCP_sport

Falkirk could be set to snap up former West Ham United trainee Deniz Mehmet after tabling a deal for the goalkeeper.

Mehmet, who is a free agent, has been on trial since last month and has impressed manager Peter Houston enough for the Championship challengers to offer a deal.

Peter Houston

The 23-year-old came through the youth academy at West Ham and has also had a spell with Kayserispor in Turkey.

Born in England, Mehmet has played for Turkey at youth level and was linked with a move to QPR last summer before going on trial with Derek Adams at Plymouth Argyle.

Houston said: “We’ve made an offer to the boy. He’s out of contract and he’s sort of agreed but we need to get clearance and it’s at a bit of a delicate stage.”

Falkirk’s interest in Mehmet began before question marks were raised over Danny Rogers’ loan from Aberdeen in the wake of Danny Ward’s return from Pittodrie to parent club Liverpool at the weekend.

The Bairns would not stop Aberdeen from recalling Rogers but, with Derek McInnes looking elsewhere for a more experienced replacement for Ward, there have been no moves from the Dons.

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