Falkirk Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Sam Long on a season-long loan deal from Lincoln City, subject to international clearance.

The 20-year-old signed his first professional contract with the EFL League One club in 2020, making six appearances for The Imps first team.

He previously spent time on loan with Gainsborough Trinity and Drogheda United before spending the first half of the 2022/23 campaign with Boston United. Sam then signed with Bromley on loan for the remainder of the season.

Sam was called up to Scot Gemmill’s Scotland Under-21 squad in March 2022 for their UEFA Euro U21 Championship matches against Turkey and Kazakhstan.

John McGlynn said of Sam’s signing:

“I’d first like to thank Lincoln City and in particular Jez George for their help in allowing Sam to come up here on loan for the season. We now have two very good young goalkeepers who will spur each other on throughout the season. Sam has had a few loans already and has got great experience for such a young keeper thanks to his spell in the League of Ireland with Drogheda United and in the National League with Boston United and Bromley

Sam is an excellent shot stopper with good distribution as well, he gives us great competition in the goalkeeping department, and we are looking forward to working with him this season.

To sponsor Sam, or any other member of our squad, please contact Graham Carbis at

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