Thompson delighted to seal move to St Mirren

Steven Thompson
Thmopson previously played with Rangers and Dundee United

St Mirren have signed former Dundee United and Rangers striker Steven Thompson on a two-year deal.

The 32-year-old, who was released by Burnley last month, said he was delighted to join his boyhood heroes.

"It has been a life-long ambition of mine to play for St Mirren as they were my first love in football," he told the Saints website.

"It will be a brilliant moment for me when I pull on a Saints jersey for the first time."

Thompson, who joined the Clarets from Cardiff in September 2008 for £250,000, started just two games for the Championship club last season.

And he is relishing his return to Scotland's top flight.

"I did have interest from other clubs in Scotland and a few in England as well but once I decided to come back to Scotland I told my agent that there was only place I wanted to go and thankfully that is happening," he said.

"I'm really delighted that the move to St Mirren has come together and I can't wait to get started."

Following discussions with Saints boss Danny Lennon, Thompson said he was keen to help the side avoid a relegation battle next season.

"I think with a wee bit of luck and a lot of hard work that St Mirren could push for a top six place, I don't see any reason why we can't.

"That is my aim, you have got to have ambition and you have to put something like that in front of yourself and I think that could be a possibility for us."

Thompson played 133 matches in his time at United and 62 while with Rangers, scoring 35 Scottish Premier League goals.

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