Falkirk boss Peter Houston running rule over Motherwell striker Bob McHugh


BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press

Falkirk are weighing up a move for freed Motherwell striker Bob McHugh after he knocked back offers from St Mirren and Queen of the South to join the Bairns on trial.

The 23-year-old had been at Fir Park for eight years but finished last season on loan at Airdrie, where he scored four in five games, and was subsequently released by the Steelmen.

The former Scotland under-19 cap was wanted by newly-relegated St Mirren and Championship rivals Queen of the South, where he spent four months on loan last year.

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Falkirk have taken freed Motherwell striker Bob McHugh on trial


However, Falkirk look to be in pole position for his signature after the marksman joined them for the start of pre-season training earlier this week and he will continue his trial during the club’s training trip to Dublin next week.

Manager Peter Houston, who is also running the rule over Northern Ireland under-21 keeper Chris Johns, said: “We’ve got Bob McHugh in. He’s a lad that has impressed me in the past – I was going to take him to Dundee United when I was the manager there.

“He’s out of contract at Motherwell and has knocked back offers from Queen of the South and St Mirren because he wants to try and earn himself a contract.”

Houston added to Falkirk TV: “I haven’t offered him anything but we’re going to take him to Dublin with us and give him a couple of games and see how he progresses.”