Falkirk sign Norwich City midfielder Conor McGrandles on loan

Conor McGrandles in action for Norwich City U21s against Liverpool at Carrow Road, tracking Reds mid

Conor McGrandles in action for Norwich City U21s against Liverpool at Carrow Road, tracking Reds midfielder Pedro Chirivella. Picture: Jason Dawson/Jasonpix - Credit: JASON DAWSON

Norwich City midfielder Conor McGrandles has rejoined former club Falkirk on loan until the end of the season.


The 20-year-old was signed from the Bairns in the summer of 2014 in a deal reportedly worth up to £1million but has made just one senior appearance for the Canaries so far.

McGrandles had graduated from the Stirlingshire club's academy and made 87 appearances before following his former Falkirk manager Gary Holt to Norfolk, when Holt was appointed as a City first-team coach.

The Scottish Championship club currently sit second in the table, three points adrift of leaders Rangers.

'I'm very pleased to be able to bring Conor back to the club,' Falkirk boss Peter Houston told his club's official website.

'He's an extremely talented player who hasn't quite had his break yet at Norwich and we feel that we can offer him the platform to get back to playing regular first team football.

'He's a player that we of course know all about and I feel he can add to our squad. I'm sure it is a signing that will excite the fans.'

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McGrandles' only City appearance came in the closing stages of a 6-1 home thrashing of Millwall in the Championship in December 2014.

He is yet to feature under current Canaries boss Alex Neil though, having played against Neil in several matches between Falkirk and Hamilton.

The tough-tackling midfielder is contracted to Norwich until the summer of 2017, with the club holding a further 12-month option.

'It feels really good, I had some really good times here so hopefully I can come back and have some more good times and help the club to do well for the rest of the season,' McGrandles added.

'Obviously a lot of them are still round about my age so we were good friends when I was here and obviously when I left I still kept in touch with them, so it's good to be back and seeing them.

'It's been a really good experience for me so far (at Norwich, I've learned a lot since I went there, but I just feel at this moment I had to come and play games, so Falkirk have hopefully given me that opportunity.'

The Scot returns to his home town club having made 14 appearances for City's under-21 side so far this season, scoring once.