ST MIRREN have signed former Hearts and Hibs defender Adam Eckersley until the end of the season.
The 31-year-old has been a free agent since leaving Canadian side FC Edmonton, who play in NASL, the second tier of American soccer.
Eckersley was a popular figure with the Tynecastle fans during his one season at the club.
The move sees him reunite with Jack Ross, now manager of the Paisley men, who was Under-20s coach during the Englishman’s time at Hearts.
The player said: “I was waiting for an offer that felt right for me. I know how good a coach Jack Ross is and I felt like I had a trusting relationship with him.”
The defender returns to Scottish football for the first time since leaving Hibs.
Eckersley signed for the Easter Road club after struggling to find a new side following his release from Hearts.
However, he left without playing a single game.