Louis Longridge says there were others offers on the table- but his desire was to extend his Falkirk stay and he’s delighted to do so.
The 28-year-old has extended his Bairns contract until the end of the season. He has struggled with fitness issues in recent times but has now overcome them and signed on at the Falkirk Stadium again.
So far this term he has made 21 appearances with five goals and four assists. It’s another body for Lee Miller and David McCracken to work with, having already signed Ben Hall, Rafa De Vita and Josh Todd this window.
Other clubs wanted to take Longridge to their respective homes, but the winger says he was always going to wait and see what Falkirk put forward.
“I am looking forward to the second half of the season, the boys have done well in recent weeks whilst I’ve been injured,” said Longridge. “Now that I am back in full training everyone was looking to get things done as quickly as possible.
“There were other offers, but after speaking with the club and the management team there was no entertaining those. My main focus was to get back fit from injury and to sort things with Falkirk.
“I love it here, the squad is good, the staff in and around the club are great as are the supporters. I am really pleased to get the deal sorted and I am looking forward to getting back out onto the pitch.
“The initial talks with the club happened at the end of last year. They came to me with a contract and then it was just about coming to a happy-medium. The club have told me how they want me here and now it’s now about kicking on.
“There’s healthy competition within the squad now. For me, having just come back from injury, I need to wait for my opportunity and take it when it comes.”