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Falkirk FC, thanks to a letter from National head coach Leo Beenhakker, have been successful in their appeal for a work permit for national midfielder Densill Theobald and the young man from Nelson Street is now expected to go through with his contract with the Scottish Premier League club.


Falkirk won the appeal on Thursday after the initial application was turned down earlier this month.

Theobald’s deal came through the efforts of national midfielder Russell Latapy who is also an assistant coach with Falkirk. Latapy and the club management sorted the assistance of Beenhakker, team captain Dwight Yorke and experienced West Ham United goalie Shaka Hislop in submitting letters for the appeal.

“I must be thankful to all of them for helping me through this process. Finally I will have the chance now to go through with the deal,” Theobald told TTFF Media.

“When Russell called me today I was nervous at first but then he told me the news and I was a relieved man. I’m hoping that I can now go across there and settle into the team and take things from there,”  added Theobald who narrowly missed on the desired number of appearances in the initial application for the permit.

The Caledonia AIA Fire man is expected to head off to Falkirk next week.

”It took a lot of hard work to get him but he comes at a right good age," said Falkirk manager John Hughes.

Falkirk had also been trying to get player Anthony Wolfe over to Falkirk but negotiations there are expected to be on hold as he may experience more work permit problems having not been in a regular in the national team.