New Bairn Rakish Bingham will meet up with his new temporary team-mates this morning (Thursday) after joining Falkirk on loan.
The highly rated frontman moves from Wigan Athletic - managed by former Bairn Owen Coyle.
He’s a player the FA Cup holders have high hopes for and the Latics have sent him north for six months in an exercise that will see Falkirk benefit from his talents, and the pacy 19-year-old ‘toughen up’ to the ‘man’s game’ that Gary Holt calls ‘a tough school’ in the Scottish Championship.
Coyle has previously helped out the Bairns by sending Rhys Bennett on loan from Bolton Wanderers and believes a similar switch for Bingham will do the striker good.
“Rakish has fantastic potential and the experience he’ll gain from a tough league with Falkirk will serve him very well for his future development,” said Coyle.
And Gary Holt, who is still believed to be courting a midfielder or centre-half was equally pleased to snare the player just hours before seeing his side win 2-1 at home to rivals Dunfermline.
“Rakish comes highly recommended. The signing of quality players creates competition and that is no bad thing.”
Bingham is Holt’s fifth signing and comes in after the Bairns decided against a move for Hugh Murray.
The Partick Thistle midfielder was offered on loan to the club but when no move to Westfield came about, the ex-St Mirren man moved to Dumbarton.