LEIGH GRIFFITHS has dropped down two divisions to join Falkirk, as CQN forecast earlier today.

The 31-year-old former Celtic striker, who was at Dundee on loan in the first half of the season, has agreed a short-term deal until the end of the campaign.

Griffiths had the remaining six months of his contract paid up by the Hoops and became a free agent when he knocked back an extension on his temporary switch to the Tayside club.

He has trained with Martin Rennie’s League One squad and could make his debut against Alloa tonight, subject to SFA approval.

The move will also see him reunite with former Scotland team-mate Kenny Miller, the club’s assistant manager.

Griffiths told the Falkirk website: “I’m really happy to be here. Martin and Kenny made it clear that they thought I could help them with the club’s promotion push. For me, it’s about getting back enjoying football again and helping the team push up the league.”

Rennie hopes the former Livingston, Wolves and Hibs hitman can claim the goals that will take the club into the play-offs and back to the Championship.

He said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to bring Leigh to the club. He’s a very talented player who has scored goals throughout his career and I think the timing has worked out really well for both the club and the player to come in and get playing games, and I’m sure scoring goals.”

Griffiths scored 123 goals for the Hoops after Neil Lennon paid £1.1million to the Molineux outfit in January 2014.

Ange Postecoglou activated the year extension on his contract in the summer, but the forward played only 45 minutes of the pre-season friendly against West Ham in Glasgow in July before being allowed to move to Dundee.

The 22 times-capped marksman now has his sights set on helping Falkirk to promotion to the Championship at the same time his former Celtic team-mates are aiming to claim the club’s tenth title in 11 years.


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