Paul Watson: I am delighted to be back

January 28, 2022 | Player News | 3 min read

Falkirk defender Paul Watson exclusively spoke to Falkirk TV.

Paul Watson: I am delighted to be back

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Paul Watson returned to Falkirk this week as the club aim for promotion back to the Scottish Championship under the management of Martin Rennie.

The 31-year-old departed Dunfermline last October and has been without a club since then. Paul who had multiple options from leagues above made the decision to return to the bairns and looks forward to helping Falkirk with their promotion bid.

After agreeing to sign with the club on a deal until the summer of 2024, Paul spoke exclusively to Falkirk TV about how his return came about, how his first week has been and what his ambitions are during his second spell at the club.

"It happened quick to be honest, I met with Martin the manager who I had a good chat with. I liked what he said to me and after our meeting everything was sorted out quickly,

It was a good spell the first time I was here, Peter Houston brought me in, and it was a tight group with all the players and staff as well so we’re looking to bring that bond back so hopefully we can do that until the end of the season and beyond.

There are some familiar faces, yourself being one, its like I’ve not been away which is good. There’s a good group of players in there who have been very welcoming along with the staff, so it’s all been positive."

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"It’s been a while since I last played, it was the end of September with my situation at my previous club and I’m just happy to be away from that and I can look to the future now.

I’ve learnt a lot especially from my previous time here with David McCracken, Lee Miller, Mark Kerr and all of the senior players. They really looked after everybody so I can take all the things I’ve learned from those players and give it over to the younger ones.

They’re some big games coming up, if we could just get ourselves on a run the winning mentality can change everything, it gives the fans a lift, the mood in the camp changes and like I’ve said we’d climb the table so that’s our aim.

My hope has got to be promotion. It may be a bit of a bold statement, but the size of this club needs to be in the playoffs and then anything can happen from there so hopefully we can do it."

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