ST Johnstone have announced that former Dundee United defender Keith Watson has signed a pre-contract with them.
The 26-year-old has spent this season with St Mirren and has penned a two-year deal at McDiarmid Park. During his time in Paisley, he made 29 appearances in the Championship and scored five goals.
He was recently named Player of the Year in a poll by fans of the Championship side.
After leaving United at the end of January 2015, he had time with Hibs and he’s been a long time target of Saints team boss Tommy Wright.
The St Johnstone manager had previously confirmed last month that the 26 year-old was on his radar. “We have informed St Mirren that we’re speaking to Keith Watson,” he said.
Meanwhile, Saints recorded their ninth away victory of the season with a 1-0 win at Ross County at the weekend.
After Scotland’s highest-scoring midfielder David Wotherspoon had come close to giving Saints the lead, the Perth club’s top scorer, Steven MacLean, knocked in the McDiarmid Park side’s goal.
It was their second win over Ross County in Dingwall this season, the first being a 3-2 victory.
Saints were without Dave Mackay as he is on the long-term injured list along with Craig Thomson, and Murray Davidson was also missing due to the hamstring injury he received against Aberdeen.
Saints’ victory was their third in the last four games.