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Healy straight into Falkirk fray

FALKIRK manager Eddie May has confirmed that former Ireland midfielder Colin Healy will go straight into the squad for their next game -- away to Healy's former club Celtic on Saturday.

The 29-year-old has joined SPL strugglers Falkirk on a free transfer after a spell with Ipswich Town, and Healy, who made 40 league appearances for Celtic from 1998-2003, is now in line for a return to Parkhead for Saturday's game.

"We have been tracking him for a while as he has been in and out of the Ipswich team," said May.

"Colin will give us good experience, good quality and, most importantly, he is a winner.

"He has come here to play and he'll be involved in the game at the weekend. He goes straight into my plans," added May.

"He is a very focused individual, very dedicated to succeeding. I don't just want to add numbers here. If I can bring in decent quality I will, and Colin has that ability.

"He will play for us at Celtic on Saturday. I'm sure he'll be looking forward to going back to Parkhead, even though he played for Celtic a long time ago.

"Colin has been playing for Ipswich in the Championship, the fifth biggest league in the world. I'm led to believe he had a conversation with Roy Keane and he wanted to come up here.

"So we thank Roy and the ambition Colin has shown."