Falkirk signed Hearts winger David Smith on a two-year contract last night after failing to capture his Tynecastle team-mate Scott Robinson.
The Evening News revealed last week that both players were free to leave Hearts and Smith moved to secure regular first-team football at Falkirk under manager Peter Houston.
“David is a player who I have always admired,” said Houston. “He has a good turn of pace and is someone who is direct and always keen to make things happen in the opponents’ box.
“He has played at almost every level with the Scotland youth side, so his pedigree is very good. He’ll be a great addition to our squad.”
Robinson opted to stay with Hearts and fight for a regular first-team place as the summer transfer window closed. Kilmarnock are keen on his signature and may move to sign him during the January transfer window.
Falkirk’s offer was lodged yesterday, but, for the moment, the midfielder will stay put. His contract runs until the end of the season.
Hearts also released goalkeeper Lee Hollis yesterday after a short-term stay, while striker Gary Oliver joined Stenhousemuir on loan until January.
Teenage full-back Liam Smith was loaned out to East Fife at the weekend.