Falkirk consider move for ex-Hibs striker Heffernan


BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press

Falkirk could be set to snap up former Hibernian and Kilmarnock striker Paul Heffernan.

The 33-year-old scored for the Bairns in a closed-door win over Queen’s Park on Saturday as manager Peter Houston seeks to add an experienced marksman to his squad.

Having lost Rory Loy to Dundee and Taylor Morgan at the end of his loan deal, Houston has taken freed Motherwell attacker Bob McHugh on trial for this week’s training camp in Dublin.

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And the Bairns boss is also running the rule over Heffernan, who netted a second-half penalty in Saturday’s 5-0 victory over Queen’s Park.

The Irishman was released by Hibs in the January transfer window and saw out the season with Dundee, where he scored once in seven appearances.

Heffernan could be given another opportunity to impress when Falkirk face Athlone Town in a friendly tomorrow night.

Blair Alston, John Baird and a David Smith brace completed the scoring against Queen’s Park.