New Falkirk defender Lewis Kidd delighted with Bairns switch

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New Falkirk defender Lewis Kidd admits he is thrilled to have joined the Bairns on a two-year contract, despite conceding that he has left some of his best friends at Queen of the South.

The former Celtic right-back has moved to Westfield following two-and-a-half years at Palmerston.

Kidd initially joined the Doonhamers on loan from the Hoops in February 2014 before making the switch permanent that summer.

peterhoustonThe 21-year-old is set to compete with Aaron Muirhead for the right-back berth, with former Hibs full-back Kevin McCann having been released by the Bairns.

Kidd said: “I’m delighted to sign with Falkirk and looking forward to the challenge ahead. I can’t wait to get started.

“I would just like to say a massive thanks to everyone involved with Queen of the South; the fans, the players and the backroom staff.

“I’ve had an amazing two years at the club, have some great memories and made some best mates for life. I wish them all the best going forward.”

Falkirk manager Peter Houston said: “I am delighted to be able to sign Lewis, he is a player who I have kept an eye on for some time.

“He has impressed any time I have watched him with his attacking attributes in particular a real stand out.

“I look forward to watching him closely in action over the course of pre-season.”

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