Bairns snap up Saints midfielder

Higgins in action against Falkirk during his Dundee days

Higgins in action against Falkirk during his Dundee days

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Former St Johnstone and Dundee forward Sean Higgins has a agreed a move to Falkirk.

Steven Pressley has been tracking the player - whose CV also includes Ayr United and Ross County - for several weeks as he sought a more mature influence on his youthful squad.

Earlier this week the Bairns boss said he was unsure if a deal with his target could be struck, but the player “had to be the right age and with the right experience”.

But Higgins today terminated his contract with St Johnstone by mutual consent and has sealed a deal with Falkirk within the last hour.

It will be completed tomorrow, subject to the player’s registration going through, and Higgins’ Falkirk deal will last until the end of this season

Pressley told The Falkirk Herald he was delighted at the move.

“Sean will strengthen us and brings a bit of experience in,” he added.

Higgins has scored 72 career goals and featured in St Johnstone’s recent foray into Europe, and appeared in both Europa League games with Eskisehirspor.