Aberdeen keeper Danny Rogers extends Falkirk stay

Danny Rogers will remain with Falkirk and play in the Scottish Cup
Danny Rogers will remain with Falkirk and play in the Scottish Cup

Goalkeeper Danny Rogers is staying with Falkirk for the rest of the season.

The Irishman’s initial deal was due to expire on January 4, but Peter Houston and Derek McInnes agreed just three hours before Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Livingston to extend the deal to the end of the season.

That also means Rogers is available to play at Dundee in the Scottish Cup on January 9.

The deal hinged on Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp allowing the Dons to keep Danny Ward on loan. That was agreed which in turn made no case for a Pittodrie recall for Rogers.

Peter Houston said: “everything is hunky dory and he’ll be here til the end of the season.

“It was always at the back of the mind that he could get pulled away but they have had assurances from Liverpool that Danny Ward can stay there.

“So it is a big bonus for us.”

Rogers has become a key player for the Bairns over their current ten game unbeaten run in all competitions.

He saved a penalty in the last minute to confirm a 2-1 win over Rangers and made two vital stops against Livingston to ensure the Bairns moved second.

Backup goalkeeper Alex Tokarczyk is currently on crutches after picking up severe bruising on his foot in a development league match with Hibs.