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EX-INTERNATIONAL STAR JOINS EDINBURGH CITY

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FORMER Hibs, Celtic and Scotland striker Derek Riordan has joined League Two minnows Edinburgh City.

The 34-year-old forgotten man of football penned a deal with the Meadowbank part-timers until the end of the season.
Riordan – who was once acclaimed by former Hoops boss Gordon Strachan as “the most natural finisher” at Parkhead – has committed to a short-term contract as City fight to avoid relegation in their debut SPFL campaign.
The player has been without a club since leaving York City last summer, while he has also turned out for the likes of East Fife, Alloa, Bristol Rovers and St Johnstone.

The ex-international forward was an unused substitute as the team earned a crucial 2-1 win against relegation rivals Cowdenbeath last night.

Boss Gary Jardine said: “Derek brings real experience. He trained with us before and I was impressed throughout the session; the way he was talking and coaching players through.

“It doesn’t matter to us that he hasn’t played for a long time. It is no secret we have found goals hard to come by and he brings goals and quality to the side.

“It can only be a good move for us.”
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