Bairns confirm double deal
May happy to bring in midfield duo
Last Updated: December 9, 2009 1:26pm
Zerara: One-month deal
Falkirk have confirmed the double signing of Jack Compton and Toufik Zerara.
As revealed by skysports.com Falkirk had lined up moves for the midfield pair as they look to bolster their squad.
Former Portsmouth and West Brom trainee Jack Compton has agreed a pre-contract at Falkirk after impressing on trial at the club.
The 21-year-old will join up with Falkirk in January from Blue Square South side Weston-super-Mare and he has agreed an 18-month deal at the SPL strugglers.
Bairns boss Eddie May admitted Compton impressed during his recent trial at the club and he believes he will be a valuable addition to the squad.
"We brought Jack in on trial after he came to the attention of our scouting team," May said.
"I was impressed with him immediately and feel that he could be an important player for us in the future.
"His delivery into the box is excellent and he has good pace.
"Jack plays in a position that I wanted to strengthen, Danijel Marceta will likely go back to Partizan Belgrade at the end of the season.
Rival interest"However, had we waited until the end of the season, we would have lost out on Jack as there were a growing number of English clubs taking interest in him."
French midfielder Zerara has inked a one-month deal after finally receiving international clearance and he could make his debut against St Mirren this weekend.
"This short-term agreement gives me the opportunity to assess Toufik further and decide whether or not to keep him at the club for a longer period," May told the club's official website.
"He has good defensive qualities in midfield and has impressed both the staff and the players with his training performances."