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Falkirk secure signing of Lovell

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Archive: New Falkirk striker Steve Lovell

Former Aberdeen striker Steve Lovell has joined Falkirk on a one-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months.

The 27-year-old was released by the Dons at the end of last season, following an injury-plagued three years at Pittodrie.

Lovell travelled with the Bairns to their pre-season training camp in the Netherlands and has now agreed terms.

"I have admired Steve's ability for a long time," manager John Hughes told the club website.

"I knew I would have to persevere to get his name on the dotted line.

"That's the reason I took him to Holland because I felt I could sell the club to him on the strength of the camaraderie that exists in the dressing room we have here.

"His signature will bring a whole new dimension to our attack."

Hibernian and Kilmarnock were also interested in Lovell, who signed for Aberdeen from Dundee for 250,000 in July 2005.


He scored 20 goals in 76 appearances but was used mainly as a substitute last season by boss Jimmy Calderwood.

Lovell had joined Dundee in 2002, scoring 35 goals in 98 appearances, after failing to become a first-team regular with Portsmouth.

He was thought to be considering a move to the USA - or a return to his English homeland - but has recently become engaged to Scottish singer/songwriter Amy Macdonald.

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