Michael Higdon

Michael Higdon (born September 2, 1983 in Liverpool, England) is an English footballer who plays as a striker. He currently plays for Scottish Premier League club Falkirk having joined them in June 2007 on a free transfer from Crewe Alexandra. He had been offered a contract by Crewe, but chose to turn the offer down, as he felt he was unlikely to get into the team ahead of Luke Varney and Nicky Maynard. Nicknamed 'The Don' at Crewe, a certain group of fans in the Gresty Road end became very fond of the bustling frontman. Alex fans likened his huge physical presence to that of a bear. Although Higdon was disliked by many fans, this special group of dedicated, hard-core fans reserved a special place for Higdon.

His most famous moment for Crewe came against Coventry City in the last game of the 2004-05 season where he scored the winning goal to keep Crewe Alexandra in the Championship.

He had played for Crewe since 2003, when he progressed from the youth team. He was originally used as a midfielder, but due to his height and physical presence, he was converted into a striker by manager Dario Gradi. He scored twice on his Falkirk debut against Gretna.

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