Goalkeeper Michael McGovern trains with St Johnstone

By Jim SpenceBBC Scotland
Ross County goalkeeper Michael McGovern
McGovern played for Ross County in the Scottish Cup final in 2010

Goalkeeper Michael McGovern is training with St Johnstone, having reached the end of his Ross County contract.

The Irishman has attracted the interest of Aberdeen and Falkirk plus clubs in Leagues One and Two in England.

McGovern played 97 games for County in three years in Dingwall and was in goal in the Scottish Cup final when County lost 3-0 to Dundee United in 2010.

The 26-year-old told BBC Scotland: "St Johnstone are giving me the chance to keep fit and keep myself ticking over."

And he thanked Saints manager Derek McInnes for allowing him to join the Perth club for pre-season training.

"I just came in today with the boys. It's good of Derek to give me the facilities to train," he said.

"I had a great three years up at County and I had a very good playing record of 97 games in that time."

McGovern joined County from Dundee United, having spent the previous seven years at Celtic.

He was at St Johnstone on emergency loan in 2006 for a short spell and was capped for Northern Ireland in June 2010 against Chile, just weeks after his Scottish Cup final appearance.

"I want to play at as high a level as I can. I want to test myself. I am still a young keeper at 26 but I want to progress," he said.

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