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Former UCD and Dundalk striker David McMillan joins Falkirk on loan from St Johnstone

Mon, Sep 09 2019

David McMillan in action for Dundalk Credit: Michael P Ryan (ETPhotos)

League of Ireland stalwart David McMillan is on the move again having this week signed a one year loan deal with Scottish League One side Falkirk.

The 30-year-old Dubliner who began his League of Ireland career with UCD in 2008 also had spells with St. Patricks Athletic, Sligo Rovers and Dundalk where he picked up three league winner’s medals, an F.A.I Cup medal and a wealth of experience in both the Champions League and Europa League.

Before leaving Dundalk for St. Johnstone in December 2017 McMillan became the League of Ireland’s all-time top scorer in the UEFA Champions League and left the Louth outfit with a very healthy goal scoring record of 74 goals from a total of 125 appearances for the club.

A combination of both injuries and a six month loan spell with Hamilton Academical for the second half of the 2018/2019 season has made it increasingly difficult for McMillan to get into the St. Johnstone side and he has now chosen to go on loan to Falkirk for the remainder of the current season.

Falkirk currently sit in 4th place in the Scottish League One table, just three points behind leaders East Fife and manager Ray McKinnon is certain that the striker’s experience can only benefit his side going forward.

“It’s great to have a player of David’s quality come into the squad.” said McKinnon.

 “He’s a striker that has played at a good level across his career and it’s fantastic to have someone with that depth of experience.

“He’s someone we have worked hard to bring to the club and someone I am sure will improve our attacking threat and score some important goals for Falkirk. He is clinical and will be a terrific asset.”