Two in & one out for Falkirk as Myles Hippolyte joins the Bairns



Myles Hippolyte could make his Falkirk debut against Rangers this afternoon after the Bairns raided Championship rivals Livingston for the tricky winger.

The 21-year-old scored eight goals in 63 appearances after arriving at Livi in the summer of 2014, including a stunning strike against the Gers to secure a 1-1 draw in November.

However, the West Lothian outfit have cashed in on the former Southall, Tamworth and hayes and Yeading man, who was out of contract at the end of this season.

(Pic: Twitter @Falkirkbairns)
Feed the Hippo: Hippolyte was a fans’ favourite at Livi (Pic: Twitter @Falkirkbairns)

Hippolyte is expected to go straight into Peter Houston’s squad for the trip to Ibrox.

Falkirk also confirmed the signing of ex-West Ham goalkeeper Deniz Mehmet, taking their tally of January signings to five following the captures of Nathan Austin, Conor McGrandles and Kevin McCann.

Houston said: “Myles is a player who can add something different to the squad, he has bags of pace and trickery and will hopefully be a player who will excite the fans.

“He has impressed me on every occasion that I have saw him so it is great to get the deal done.”

Meanwhile, Falkirk have confirmed that Alex Cooper has departed the club by mutual consent. The 24-year-old winger, son of Aberdeen legend Neale, has made just two appearances this term and has been released in order to join St Mirren.