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Healy's happy return to Parkhead on Falkirk debut

Former Celtic midfielder Colin Healy completed his first 90 minutes since August as he helped Falkirk to a draw at Parkhead, writes Joe McHugh.

It was the first time that Healy had been back at Celtic since leaving the club in 2003 en route to Ipswich via Sunderland, Livingston, Barnsley and Cork City.

Two months short of his 30th birthday Healy was all smiles after the match and was warmly greeted by staff and former team-mates who remembered his five-year stint in Glasgow. On loan Healy was happy to be back involved at the coalface as he bids to revive his career at Ipswich. He said: "Falkirk approached Ipswich about me, I knew about their interest at the start of the month and decided to take the challenge of coming here.

"The main thing for me is to be playing and Falkirk are giving me a chance to do that. (Ipswich manager) Roy (Keane) has given me a chance at Ipswich but I've not really taken it so I'm happy to be at Falkirk."