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New Signing: Gary Irvine



St Mirren have signed Gary Irvine this evening on a deal until the end of the 2016/17 season with the option of a further year after the defender was released by Ladbrokes Premiership side Dundee.

Subject to approval by SFA registrations, Gary should be available for selection for tomorrow’s Ladbrokes Championship match against Alloa Athletic.

A youth player with Celtic, Gary had a loan spell with Ross County over the first half of the 2006/07 season eventually moving to St Johnstone in the summer of 2007.

In three seasons at McDiarmid Park the defender made 102 appearances for the Saintees before signing for Dundee just ahead of the start of the 2010/11 season.

The 30-year-old defender, who made 186 appearances for the Dark Blues, has been assigned squad number 28.

Gary spoke of his signing to St Mirren Radio: “I know the club, I know the setup and there are a lot of plusses. I look at the squad and there are good players here as well, there’s load of plusses for me. I’m delighted to be here.

“I’ve spoken to the manager a couple of times, it’s been on-going since last week. All the manager’s ideas and plans that he’s put forward to me really excite me and I was just dying to be involved. All the setup – the stadium, the training ground, the players – it is all a big package for me and it’s something that excites me.”

Hear the interview with Gary Irvine in full on St Mirren Radio from 1:00pm tomorrow on the ‘St Mirren Show’.

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