Twaddle latest Bairn to leave Falkirk and signs for Rochdale

Marc Twaddle said goodbye to Steven Pressley on Saturday
Marc Twaddle said goodbye to Steven Pressley on Saturday
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Defender Marc Twaddle has signed a two-year deal at Rochdale.

The Bairns’ left-back was allowed to move to free up wages and penned a two-year deal with the League One club.

On joining the defender, nicknamed ‘Twad God’ in some sections of the Falkirk support for his consistent performances, said he was looking forward to a fresh challenge.

“In Scotland you play teams four times a season, it’s not that it gets boring but you get to know players very well.

“So it will be a huge challenge in England and I’m looking forward to it immensely.

“I enjoyed my football at Falkirk and Partick Thistle but I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen here at Spotland.”

The defender was paraded at Spotland today after finalising a move on Saturday and saying goodbye to team-mates.

After dealing with paperwork which released him from his remaining year at The Falkirk Stadium, the ex-Rangers and Partick Thistle player sat in the main stand at Recreation Park with Ryan Flynn and Darren Dods to watch Falkirk win 4-2 at Alloa.

Twaddle will fly out to Spain with his new team-mates later this week. His left-back berth will be filled by Stephen Kingsley for the Bairns weekend matches with Inverurie and Peterhead.