Mark Durnan joining exodus of players from Falkirk after failed promotion bid

Defender Mark Durnan is the latest player to join an ongoing exodus from Falkirk following their failure to secure promotion to the Championship.

By Darin Hutson
Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 1:25 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 1:43 pm
Mark Durnan playing for Falkirk against Forfar Athletic in January 2020
Mark Durnan playing for Falkirk against Forfar Athletic in January 2020

The Glasgow-born 28-year-old, with the Bairns since June 2019, will be leaving once his current two-year deal runs out.

A club spokesperson said: “Falkirk Football Club can confirm that Mark Durnan will be leaving the club upon expiry of his contract for the 2020/21 season.

“We wish Mark well for the future and thank him for his time at Falkirk.”

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Mark Durnan playing against former Falkirk player Scott Shepherd as the Bairns hosted Forfar Athletic in October last year

Durnan joined the Bairns from Dunfermline Athletic, and his previous clubs, after starting out as a youth player at Clyde from 2006 to 2008, included Queen of the South from 2012 to 2015 and Dundee United from 2015 to 2018.

He was also loaned out to Arbroath, Stranraer and Elgin City while on St Johnstone’s books from 2010 to 2012.

Durnan joins Jay Cantley, Akeel Francis, Morgaro Gomis, Aidan Laverty, Robbie Leitch, Scott Mercer, Conor Sammon and Josh Todd in the queue for the exit at the Falkirk Stadium, their departures having been announced last Friday.

That exodus of players follows Falkirk’s failure to earn promotion to the Championship, ending up, after topping the table for much of the season, in fifth place with 32 points from 22 games, eight behind League One champions Partick Thistle.