FALKIRK boss Ray McKinnon insists he is still trawling the market for free agents after snapping up Prince Buaben this week.

Former Dundee United and Hearts ace Buaben penned a short-term deal until January, adding class and experience to the Bairns midfield.

However, that is unlikely to be the end of the club’s business in the coming weeks, with McKinnon running the rule over several trialists during a bounce match against Livingston on Tuesday afternoon.

“We are still looking, we need to,” said McKinnon. “My jobs is to continually improve Falkirk Football Club and I’ll look at people at any time of the season if I think they can improve us.

“If there are people still available that can make us better, then we’ll certainly be looking at them.

“There are still a lot of players out there looking for clubs and trying to do certain things, who were maybe looking to go abroad, that could be options.”

McKinnon could barely contain his delight at securing the capture of Buaben and reckons the Ghanaian internationalist has everything Falkirk have been lacking during a dismal start to the season.

“Prince has played at a good level, he is a very good footballer,” lauded McKinnon. “He has great stature, he’s a big lad who is comfortable on the ball with bags of experience. That is everything we need at the moment. I think he’ll turn out to be a really good signing for us.

“Everyone I have spoken to has said what a terrific person he will be to have at the club, and in the dressing room, and from what I’ve seen - meeting him - he is clearly a lovely, lovely guy who just wants to come in and play football.”

And McKinnon has not ruled out the possibility of Buaben staying beyond the end of January.

He added: “This might just be until the end of January, it is a short-term deal with an option to go longer, and we are hoping he really enjoys it here and then it’s something we can look at.”