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Scottish-based midfielder Russell Latapy has signed a new one-year contract with Falkirk which will allow him to campaign with them in the Scottish PRemier League next season after playing an integral part in their promotion.

The 36-year-old midfielder, as part of his new contract, will also be a first team coach with the club  according to reports coming out of Scotland.

Latapy had been initially offered the position of assistant coach of the T&T national senior team but with negotiations still to come through and head coach Leo Beenhakker indicating his intentions to have Latapy as a player, the former FC Porto player went through with the new contract extension.

Falkirk boss John Hughes was a happy man over Latapy's decision to extend his stay.

"Russell signed a new contract before he went back to Portugal and I am absolutely delighted to get him signed up for a further year. He is a tremendous footballer and is such an important part of our team. He still has the legs to play games in the SPL," Hughes said.

Latapy was recently named Scottish First Division "Player of the Year" as well as April "Player of the Month". Currently in Portugal tying up personal ends, Latapy finished the season with eleven goals to his name.