Pedro is back in Falkirk

FAN favourite Pedro Moutinho is back in Falkirk, and he's kicking a ball with his beloved Bairns again.

The Portuguese striker

has ended his contract

with Cypriot First

Division club AEP Paphos

and returned to Scotland

on Saturday.

He linked up again

with his old Falkirk team-

mates for training on

Monday and is keen on a

deal to stay in Scotland.

"It's where I want to

be," he told Heraldsport.

"I know the problems

with ?nances and all that

is affecting football, but

I have already rejected

other offers from abroad,

because I want to stay


"A few SPL clubs have

made contact and are

interested, but we'll wait

and see."

The striker lives in

Falkirk after two spells

with the club and admits

the thought of a third is a

tantalising prospect.

"I'd love to come back,

everybody knows how

I feel about this club -

whether it can be done or

not, is a bit different.

"I fully understand

the lack of money here,

and throughout Scottish

football, but I loved my

time here and my wife

and I were settled here.

"For the moment I'm

training with the guys,

but if I had the chance to

discuss a longer stay with

the manager then Falkirk

would have an advantage

over other clubs, for


Moutinho ended an

unhappy spell in Cyprus

last month, after falling

out of favour in Paphos

where he and his family

were unable to settle

- prompting a return to


As a free agent, he is

open to offers during this

month of wheeling and


"My agent is

working for me

at the moment,

but he knows my

preference, and of

course that would be

in Scotland, maybe

even with Falkirk if we

could make it happen."

However, the chances

of a deal leading to a

third spell at the Bairns

appear slim at the

moment, with the club

unable to afford retaining

loanee Jason Marr and

Steven Pressley's weekly

assertions that money is

too scarce to bring in fresh


For that to changewould

require a move for one of

the existing squad - with

prime asset Ryan Flynn

attracting admirers but no

formal bids from the likes

of Hearts, Norwich and

Swansea who have been

credited with an interest.

Wycombe boss Gary

Waddock also noticed

Flynn after another

positive performance

in the defeat of Stirling

Albion which the

Wanderers' boss took in

last week.

And Flynn was watched

again this week by Hibs

management duo Colin

Calderwood and Derek