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St Mirren sign former Celtic player Ross Wallace

The 34-year-old has signed for the Paisley club until the end of the season.

Wallace: Former Celtic player signs for St Mirren. SNS
Wallace: Former Celtic player signs for St Mirren.

St Mirren have signed former Celtic player Ross Wallace until the end of the season.

The 34-year-old left wing-back, who can also play in midfield, played for Celtic for four years between 2002 and 2006 after making his debut as a 17-year-old.

Wallace also earned a Scotland cap in 2009 when he was playing for Preston North End.

After leaving Celtic he joined English Championship side Sunderland before taking in spells at Preston, Sheffield Wednesday and Burnley during a 13-year spell down south.

He played in the English Premier League with Burnley for one season in 2014/15.

After a short training spell with the Saints he was signed until the end of the season following long-term injuries to Kyle Magennis and Ryan Flynn.

Speaking to StMirren.com Wallace’s new manager Jim Goodwin said: “Ross is a fantastic, experienced player who has played at a high level.

“Just having someone with his experience around is great and also the fact he can play in midfield and at left-back.

“People will be used to him playing in more advanced areas but he actually played a lot at League One in England with Fleetwood Town last year in the middle of the pitch. He’s a very calming influence in there, keeps things nice and simple and reads the game well. He’s still got bags of quality as well.

“That experience he will bring is invaluable. I do like to have experienced players around the squad and to have somebody like Ross who has played at a high level can only be a benefit.”


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