St Mirren have completed the signing if Uganda international Elvis Bwomono on a short team deal.
The 25-year-old joins up with Stephen Robinson’s men until the end of the season with the club holding the option to extend by a further year.
The defender, who has spent the last few weeks training with the squad in Paisley, will be available for selection from January.
He began his professional career at Southend United where he made 132 appearances between 2017 and 2021.
After leaving the English side, Elvis moved to Icelandic outfit ÍBV in May 2022 and went on to play 48 times.
On completing the move he told StMirren.com “I’m delighted to join the club.
“I’ve been here for a few weeks training, getting to understand the philosophy and the club as well. It’s been fantastic.
“Everything has been great both on and off the pitch. The boys have been very good with me, it’s a very good group. Training has been really good and the boys have really helped me settle in.
“I knew about the club from the likes of Anton Ferdinand and Joe Shaughnessy playing here.
“I know Richard [Taylor] as well and when I knew I was coming up here I spoke to him and he told me lots about the club. I can’t wait to get started.”
Manager Stephen Robinson added: “Elvis comes with a lot of experience.
He’s played a lot of games in England and came back from a good playing period in Iceland as well. We’re really pleased with him.
“He’s been training with us for two or three weeks now. It’s similar to what we’ve done previously with Richard Taylor and Caolan Boyd-Munce. He comes in on a short-term deal with the view to extending that. I think he’ll be a big asset to the club.
“He’s a right-sided wing-back, that can play left-side and in the middle of the park. He’s a brilliant athlete, strengthens the squad and gives us another option with Ryan Strain out. It was a position we were looking to strengthen and Ryan’s injury sped it up.
“He won’t be available until the Celtic game on January 2 as he can’t be registered outwith the transfer window.”
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