New Bairn Jordan White says he has hit a football jackpot landing a transfer to Falkirk.
The former Dunfermline striker can’t wait to prove himself to Falkirk’s fans - and to his former employers after being dealt a poor hand by the Bairns’ rivals across the water.
The striker was forced to work night-shift at a casino after being scrapped by Dunfermline, but now he’s worked his way back into the professional ranks, he has a point to prove.
“There’s no better club to prove myself than at Falkirk,” White told The Falkirk Herald. “Dunfermline offered me a deal, I went on holiday with the rest of the squad and when I came home the contract had been withdrawn.
“When the offer to join Falkirk came up, it was a no-brainer, I jumped at the chance and signed as soon as I could. I wasn’t making the same mistake again.
“Now I’m looking forward to proving myself to the Falkirk fans - they were brilliant on my debut.”
After being ditched by Dunfermline, White took a job pouring pints at a casino in Glasgow to pay the bills and wound up at Clyde on amateur terms.
But his attitude when the chips were down earned him a chance at the Bairns.
“Jordan has really impressed us since he’s arrived,” Steven Pressley told The Falkirk Herald. “He’s progressed quickly even in the short time he’s been with us, and I’d regard him as being ahead of schedule already.
“He’s a good boy and did well on his debut on Saturday. There’s a lot more to come from him too.”
It was a night-time game at Hampden, when Clyde faced Queen’s Park, that prompted Pressley to move for the 6’4” frontman and a return to the national Stadium later this month is on the cards for the striker, if Steven Pressley decides to shuffle his pack.
“It’s up to me to get myself there,” White insisted. “I have to keep working hard and force my way into the manager’s plans.
“I really enjoyed my debut and the fans were brilliant.
“The attraction of joining a team like Falkirk was an easy decision for me, but to join a club two weeks away from a national semi-final just adds to it.
“I’m ready to work hard with the squad. There are a lot of good boys here, the standard of training is really high and I’m loving it.”
White turns 20 next month and thanked former boss Jim Duffy for his influence on his career.
“Jim Duffy and Chic Charnley are the reason I am here at Falkirk - they’ve got me here and I’m really grateful they gave me the chance to get back into football.
“Clyde are a great club and I’m sure they’ll do well this year, I learned a lot from my time there.”
And White hopes to continue his education learning from Falkirk strike-partner Farid El Alagui.
The Moroccan is attracting interest from Crawley Town and Aberdeen, but White says the past fortnight has been invaluable.
“I see Farid staying on after training, working on his finishing and I’ve picked up tips from him already.
“He’s given me a bit of advice too, so I look forward to working with him some more throughout the season.”