Murray Davidson rejoins jubilant St Johnstone

 

Murray Davidson has rejoined St Johnstone after the midfielder failed to find a club in England.

The 25-year-old, who had previously attracted interest from Rangers, has signed a new one-year contract.

Saints manager Tommy Wright , whose side beat Rosenborg on Thursday in Europa League qualifying , told his club website: "It's great news for the club.

"He put pen to paper yesterday morning before the Europa game and it's great to have him back."

After last night, there's even more good news for the club getting @Murray8Davidson to sign on with us again. #topplayer

David Mackay St Johnstone defender

Davidson signed a three-year contract with Saints after leaving Livingston in 2009 and won his only Scotland cap so far a year later.

"It's no secret that Murray had indicated that he wanted to play in England and I can fully understand why," said Wright.

"But he was always in touch with the chairman and I over the summer and he told us that if nothing came his way down south then Saints were the only team in Scotland he would sign for."

St Johnstone captain Dave Mackay welcomed Davidson's return to McDiarmid Park on Twitter.

"After last night, there's even more good news for the club getting @Murray8Davidson to sign on with us again. #topplayer," he said.

Davidson also tweeted that he "will be playing some part" in Saturday's friendly against Morecambe.

St Johnstone play Belarus outfit FC Minsk in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie next Thursday.