Falkirk swoop for Crewe striker Higdon

Falkirk have swooped for Crewe Alexandra striker Michael Higdon.

The 23-year-old had rejected a new contract after scoring three goals in 28 appearances for the English League One outfit last season.

Bairns head coach John Hughes told his club website: "We've tracked his progress over the last year.

"Falkirk have been missing a strong presence up front and Michael will give us that option now."

But Hughes insisted that it would not see an end to the Bairns' passing style.

"Dario Gradi has been his mentor and Michael will have learned a lot as the Crewe boss likes to play the same style of football as we do at Falkirk," he said.