In safe hands – Amos drives home Falkirk deal

Falkirk manager Steven Pressley, Galashiels goalkeeper Gregor Amos and director of football Alex Smith
Falkirk manager Steven Pressley, Galashiels goalkeeper Gregor Amos and director of football Alex Smith

GREGOR Amos’ football career has moved up a gear after the Galashiels goalie signed a two-year deal with Falkirk, writes Kenny Paterson.

In a great week for the 17-year-old, The Bairns’ offer came just 24 hours after Amos had passed his driving test.

Dad John told TheSouthern: “It is a full-time contract and we are all delighted.

“He will play with the under-20 team who compete in the SPL at that age group.

“Gregor is third-choice keeper at the club so if either of the other two goalies get injured he will be in the first team squad.”

Falkirk had delayed offering a deal to Amos, who has previously turned out for Ipswich Town, as the financial fall-out from Rangers’ collapse continues to affect clubs across the country.

Cowdenbeath and Livingston were interested before Steven Pressley’s team put forward a contract proposal.

John added: “John Collins at Livingston was ready to take him up there to train, but when Falkirk offered a two-year deal, John was very supportive and told us we had to take it.

“Gregor is chuffed and can’t wait for the season to start.”

Amos was previously in the Borders’ SFA development squads and was part of the region’s Athlete Support Programme for four years.