Hearts flop Conor Sammon has joined League One Falkirk after his release by the Jambos at the end of his contract.

The Bairns confirmed the signing on their official website, with boss Ray McKinnon delighted to land the veteran for a crack at the title.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JUNE 30: Connor Sammon of Hearts in action during the UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round match between Heart of Midlothian FC and FC Infonet Tallinn at Tyncastle Stadium on June 30, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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During his time at Hearts, Sammon was shipped out on loan to Motherwell, Kilmarnock and Partick Thistle after flopping in Gorgie.

“Conor is a player that everyone will know, he is a huge presence up front and will lead the line brilliantly for us this season,” McKinnon told Falkirk’s official website.


“I have tried to sign Conor before for Dundee United and for Falkirk in January, and whilst we couldn’t make it happen then, we are over the moon to have finally got our man.

“Our squad is really taking shape now, I was really pleased with how the boys have performed in training so far. There is a great buzz around the dressing room at the moment and Conor joining the group will only add to that.”

Sammon’s time at Tynecastle will be one that everyone will want to quickly forget.

1st September 2018, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Motherwell; Conor Sammon of Motherwell challenges for the ball with Cammy Kerr of Dundee

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After Falkirk’s relegation to the third tier, the Bairns are under huge pressure to bounce back at the first attempt and avoid a struggle to get out of League One.

Adding Sammon seems like a decent move on paper but depending on whether the player is motivated to perform, the Bairns could end up with their fingers burned like Hearts did.

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