Falkirk fans Keena to hear more on Irish striker’s move from Hartlepool

The widely rumoured transfer of Aidan Keena to Falkirk is still incomplete despite reports on Monday he had agreed personal terms with the Bairns.

Thursday, 30th July 2020, 7:30 am
Aaron Muirhead and Aiden Keena in action when Falkirk met Dunfermline.
Aaron Muirhead and Aiden Keena in action when Falkirk met Dunfermline.

Fans are still waiting on confirmation that the club’s fourth summer signing has been finalised.

A move for striker Aidan Keena from Hartlepool is all but complete, but the deal was not quite over the line when The Falkirk Herald went to press last night.

It is understood the forward, once of Hearts and Dunfermline, has agreed personal terms with the Bairns after negotiating his release from English National league side Hartlepool United.

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However Keena is 21 and due to the striker’s age training development fees could be applicable, and with the transfer being cross-border there are added steps which must be taken before the Irish under-21 cap can be officially pronounced a Falkirk player.

Keena has experience of League One and would fill the void left by Declan McManus in attack. In his first season in Scotland he was highly-rated and loaned out to Queen’s Park from Tynecastle where he hit eight goals in 14 games for the Spiders before spells with Dunfermline and back at Tynecastle.

However he opted to move south in January with opportunities limited under Daniel Stendl and he found the net twice in eight games under Dave Challinor before lockdown curtailed his season.

He would be the fourth new recruit at Falkirk, adding to Blair Sneddon, Scott Mercer and Anton Dowds.

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