Bairns starlet signs on
Alston pens new long-term Falkirk deal
Last Updated: February 16, 2010 2:57pm
Alston: Signs new Falkirk deal
Falkirk have been boosted by the news that teenager Blair Alston has signed a new contract.
The 17-year-old could have a deal that keeps him with the Bairns until the summer of 2012.
Alston is yet to make his first-team debut, but has been on the bench this season.
The youngster is enjoying his time with the SPL club and is keen to carry on learning and developing.
"I love it here. It's a great place to develop and to learn," he told the club's official website.
"I am only 17 but I know I will get a chance in the first team if I keep developing."
Meanwhile, the club have announced former chairman Douglas McIntyre has rejoined the club's board, while Douglas Paterson and Roger Crosthwaite have stood down.
McIntyre was part of the consortium which rescued the club from liquidation in 1998 and was chairman from June that year until May 1999 before stepping down for health reasons.
He stayed on as a director until 2001 and has since remained a major shareholder as well as continuing to work behind the scenes.
Paterson joined the board in 2002 to assist in the financial and business management of the club, while Crosthwaite became a director in 2004 to assist in the development of the Bairns' sales and marketing strategy.
The club added: "The board would like to thank Douglas and Roger for all their contributions to the club during one of the club's most successful periods."