The Daily Record reports that Cammy Bell is set for a move to Falkirk. The keeper had his Partick Thistle contract ripped up at the end of last season. He now looks set for League One football.
Queen of the South were also reportedly after him according to the Record. It seems as though Bell has opted for life in League One, with the Bairns gearing up for a title charge next season.
As for Bell though, where did it all go wrong?
Bell was once a solid keeper
Now don’t laugh when you read this, but Bell at one point in time was a decent keeper. He made over 100 apperances for Kilmarnock during the early days of his career.
The 32-year-old was a reliable shot stopper and solid goalkeeper at Premiership level. He couldn’t go any higher than level right enough, but decent all the same. His downfall came when he joined Rangers.
The ex-Killie stopper joined Rangers during the peak ‘banter years’ at the club. Bell made a few mistakes, but none greater than his Motherwell howler in the Premiership play-off.
As the ball looped in the air after a deflected Marvin Johnson shot, all he had to was catch the ball. Instead he opted for a punch, and somehow punched it backwards into his own net.
How the 32-year-old managed it I’ll never know, but it helped confirm Rangers’ place in the Championship for another year.
A spell at Dundee United the following season wasn’t much better, before periods at Kilmarnock, Hibs, Thistle and St Johnstone offered little game time.
Bell can now be considered a Scottish journeyman, with the Bairns set to be his ninth Scottish club of his career. He was once Premiership quality. Now League One is probably just about the right level for Bell.