Kingsley joins Jay at Swansea City

16-05-2014. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Falkirk Stadium. Players being 'quietly sophisticated'. Conor McGrandles, Craig Sibbald, Blair Alston, Will Vaulks and Stephen Kingsley.

16-05-2014. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Falkirk Stadium. Players being 'quietly sophisticated'. Conor McGrandles, Craig Sibbald, Blair Alston, Will Vaulks and Stephen Kingsley.

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Falkirk have sold Stephen Kingsely to Swansea for an undisclosed fee.

The deal was finally announced today at 6 p.m. after six months of speculation.

The left-back almost joined the Premiership side in January but a deal could not be forced through in the closing stages of the transfer window.

The Welsh club retained their interest though despite Celtic tracking the Scotland under-19 cap and finally got their man to the Liberty Stadium today.

Bairns boss Peter Houston said: “I saw Stephen on quite a few occasions last season and he is a very talented footballer. Whilst I’m sad to see him leave, it is a wonderful opportunity for Stephen to progress his career at a top English Premiership club.”

Kingsley joins fellow ex-Bairn Jay Fulton at the Liberty Stadium. The midfielder switched in January and made his top flight debut against Aston Villa at the tail end of the season for Garry Monk’s men.

Since the end of the season Falkirk have lost Michael McGovern, Kingsley, Johnny Flynn, Mark Millar, Joe Chalmers and Mark Beck plus dug-out duo Stevie Crawford and Gary Holt. Alan Maybury has been recruited as player-coach by new boss Houston.