Is former Hibs and Dundee forward Heffernan the man for Falkirk?

Paul Heffernan played for Hibs as well as Kilmarnock and Dundee in Scotland
Paul Heffernan played for Hibs as well as Kilmarnock and Dundee in Scotland
  • Paul Heffernan played for Falkirk in a closed doors match with Queen’s Park
  • The forward scored, adding to goals from David Smith, John Baird and Blair Alston
  • Falkirk won 5-0

Could Paul Heffernan be the experienced striker Peter Houston is looking for?

The former Hibs and Dundee frontman scored as a trialist as Falkirk defeated Queen’s Park yesterday.

Falkirk manager Houston has admitted he is looking for an experienced forward - as well as at Bob McHugh - to supplement his attacking options.

Those attacking needs intensified during yesterday’s 5-0 win when Botti Biabi was injured. The teenage striker is doubtful to travel to Ireland with the squad today.

But those who do head over with a resounding victory in the bank.

The match was played by two different Bairns sides.

The first half team including Will Vaulks won 2-0 with goals from Blair Alston and another from John Baird who was tee’d up by trialist Bob McHugh.

In the second half the Bairns scored another three with David Smith hitting a brace around Heffernan’s penalty.

Falkirk play Athlone town on Tuesday and Drogheda United on Saturday.

The club has former Motherwell striker Bob McHugh on trial, as well as goalkeeper Chris Johns. Heffernan has played for Notts County, Oldham Athletic and Sheffield Wednesday before coming to Scotland where he made a good start with Kilmarnock, scorring 22 goals in 56 games before spells at Dens Park and Easter Road.

The Bairns have only made one signing this close season - goalkeeper Danny Rogers on loan from Aberdeen.