Kilmarnock teenager Euan Deveney signs loan deal with Falkirk

Northern Ireland youth international Euan Deveney has signed a season-long loan deal with Falkirk.

New Falkirk loan signing Euan Deveney. Photo: Ian Sneddon
New Falkirk loan signing Euan Deveney. Photo: Ian Sneddon

The 17-year-old, a left back tipped as a promising prospect for the future, is being loaned out by Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock.

He only made his debut for the East Ayrshire team earlier this month against Dunfermline, a 3-0 Betfred Cup defeat, but he’s a regular in their development squad, having played for them in last season’s Scottish FA Youth Cup Fina.

He’s also appeared at under-17 level for Northern Ireland.

New Falkirk loan signing Euan Deveney. Photo: Ian Sneddon

The youngster goes straight into Bairns bosses Lee Miller and David McCracken’s squad for tomorrow’s home game against Forfar, kicking off at 3pm.

Miller said: “Euan is a great young player that we’ve been looking at for a number of weeks now.

"He’s a really exciting prospect, and we’re looking forward to seeing what he has to offer.”

McCracken added: “We’ve been looking to add a defender to the squad to add more depth and competition for places.

"I’m sure Euan will be focused on getting into the first team, and it can only be good for the squad as we go into our first home league game of the season tomorrow.”

Deveney was one of three 17-year-olds in the Kilmarnock team beaten at their Rugby Park ground by Dunfermline on Tuesday, October 13, along with Kenny Sloan and Steven Warnock.

That defeat came the week after Killie forfeited their group E opener against Falkirk due to boss Alex Dyer's refusal to field a team of youth players to stand in for his first-team squad as they'd all been forced to self-isolate following six of them testing positive for coronavirus.