FALKIRK TAKE MCMAHON ON TRIAL
By Jamie Dixon
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Falkirk boss Alex Totten watched 19-year-old McMahon score a brace against Manchester City reserves last week, and is looking forward to having the 6'1" forward in his side for the CIS Insurance cup match against Hibernian on Wednesday.
Newcastle boss Bobby Robson is keen for the Dublin-born front man to get some first team experience, and has therefore agreed to allow him to move north of the border.
"I've spoken to Bobby Robson and his reserve team coach Tommy Craig and they're both quite happy to let the boy play for us for a month or so," said Totten last week.
"It's really up to the player himself now and I hope to have a chat with him later today (Thursday) to see if a deal can be done."
Meanwhile, Magpies boss Robson has temporarily trimmed his squad further, by allowing midfielder Gary Brady to have a second loan spell at Norwich City.
The former Scotland Under 18 international spent a spell with The Canaries last term and has been called again due to the spate of injuries at Carrow Road.