Falkirk boss eyes Howard stay
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
On-loan goalkeeper Mark Howard is set for a permanent deal at Falkirk.
Falkirk manager John Hughes is ready to offer on-loan goalkeeper Mark Howard a permanent deal at the SPL strugglers.
Howard has been told he will not be offered a new contract by Arsenal and Hughes says he would be interested in keeping the 19-year-old in Scotland.
"Mark's a good lad to work with. When any player comes to the club I look at them closely to see how they conduct themselves and he's done well," Hughes told the Daily Record.
"He's waited a long time to get his place in the team and he wants to prove people wrong.
"He's with us until the end of the season and Arsenal had put a fee on his head if we wanted to make the deal permanent.
"I'll get in touch with them to see if that fee still stands but I would hope it doesn't as they've told Mark his contract won't be renewed."