Falkirk consider bids for Jay Fulton and Stephen Kingsley as transfer activity intensifies at Stadium

Three English clubs have submitted bids for Falkirk attacking midfielder Jay Fulton. Picture: John Devlin
Three English clubs have submitted bids for Falkirk attacking midfielder Jay Fulton. Picture: John Devlin

Falkirk are weighing up six-figure bids for Stephen Kingsley and Jay Fulton and are close to securing a striker on loan as transfer activity intensifies at Westfield.

Negotiations were on-going last night, but it is understood that there is likely to be at least one departure from Gary Holt’s squad and one arrival before the transfer window closes at midnight tomorrow.

Swansea City had reportedly made formal bids for Kingsley and Fulton, but this afternoon Falkirk denied that the Welsh club had made any offer.

Wigan Athletic and one other unnamed club – believed to be Wolverhampton Wanderers – are also interested in the latter player, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

Falkirk have indicated they would expect Stephen Kinglsey to return to Westfield on loan for the rest of the season as part of any deal for the left-back.

However, it’s Fulton that is the most likely of the two to be departing for pastures new. The 19-year-old attacking midfielder has won many admirers since making his debut at the end of 2010/11 season.

Bairns boss Gary Holt said: “We will only accept offers that are right for the club, and right for the player. We are not going to sell anyone for the sake of it.”

Falkirk general manager David White said: “While the club might be reluctant to lose any members of the first team squad, we have to take into consideration the contracts that individual players have.

“Stephen Kingsley still has two years remaining on his current deal, and therefore we would expect a loan back arrangement to be put in place.”

Meanwhile, Gary Holt is continuing his search for a striker to strengthen his squad as they look to consolidate their place at the top of the Championship table.

The Bairns are still hoping to secure a loan move for Carlisle United’s Mark Beck, a Scotland under-19 internationalist, but are also keeping tabs on one other forward.

Beck, who was born in Sunderland but qualifies for Scotland through his grandfather, is a product of the Cumbrians’ youth system and is known to be highly rated by Hampden coaches.

Rwandan international striker Jessy Reindorf has also spent a second week on trial at Westfield.

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