Lee Miller extends second Falkirk stay

21-11-2015. Picture Michael Gillen. DUMFRIES. Palmerston Park. Queen of the South v Falkirk FC. SPFL Ladbrokes Championship. Goal Lee Miller 18.
21-11-2015. Picture Michael Gillen. DUMFRIES. Palmerston Park. Queen of the South v Falkirk FC. SPFL Ladbrokes Championship. Goal Lee Miller 18.

Lee Miller will remain with Falkirk after signing a contract extension.

The striker made a homecoming to the Bairns in the summer and penned a deal until January 2016.

However he has agreed to extend his stay until at least the end of the season by adding a further six months to his deal.

The striker said: “I owe a lot to Mark Burchill at Livingston because I was in a strange place over the summer, doing my own pre-season but I was allowed in to train at Livi before I came here.

“Credit to the manager here too because he took a chance on me and I think I’ve done reasonably well.

“It’s always been a very friendly club and I was so pleased to come back.”

Former Hearts and Dundee United striker Miller has played a vital role for the Bairns on the park - scoring important late goals against Morton and Queen of the South and making a telling impact at St Mirren - while mentoring the likes of Kevin O’Hara off it.

Earlier this season he told The Falkirk herald: “Owen Coyle helped me a lot in my early career at Falkirk and if I can pass any of the knowledge I’ve picked up to the likes of Kevin and Scott Shepherd, like Owen did with me, I’m happy to do so.”

Peter Houston added: “I’m delighted to get big Lee sorted out. It’s important to keep his experience here and even more so because Bob McHugh picked up an injury on Saturday.”