Falkirk bring in Senegal international midfielder Morgaro Gomis

The midfielder has played more than 130 top flight games in Scotland. Picture: Scott Louden.
The midfielder has played more than 130 top flight games in Scotland. Picture: Scott Louden.

Former Dundee United, Birmingham City and Hearts man Morgaro Gomis is Ray McKinnon's fifth summer signing.

Following yesterday's news of Paul Dixon's contract extension and three new faces of Gregor Buchanan, Michael Tidser and Aidan Connolly arriving last week, the experienced Gomis has now been added.

Gomis came up against the Bairns in his time with Hearts in the SPFL Championship

Gomis came up against the Bairns in his time with Hearts in the SPFL Championship

The midfielder has more than 130 Scottish Premiership games to his name and also spent time in England's second tier with Birmingham City.

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He has signed up for the Bairns' tilt at the League One title having made his breakthrough at this level with Cowdenbeath in 2006 before being snapped up by the Tannadice giants. Unlike the other four summer signatures Gomis has never worked under Ray McKinnon previously.

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1876 has always been viewed as the club's formation date and included on much of club memorabilia. Picture: Scott Louden.

1876 has always been viewed as the club's formation date and included on much of club memorabilia. Picture: Scott Louden.

He began his career in England with Windsor and Eton before a move to the Conference South Lewes propelled him into the Scottish league system.

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Though born in France and Montpellier-trained he qualifies for Senegal's international team through his parents and was capped in 2009.

The Bairns return for pre-season on Thursday and are unliekly to be finished in their recruitment drive with one more signing, at least, in the pipeline for today.