CROSSGATES PRIMROSE have pulled off a close season signing coup by landing a St Johnstone Scottish Cup winning hero.

Central defender Steven Anderson, who opened the scoring for the Perth club in their 2014 final win over Dundee United, has agreed a move to Humbug Park for the 2023/24 campaign.

The vastly experienced 37-year-old will link-up with Alan Campbell's side as they attempt better their eighth-place finish in the East of Scotland League, Premier Division, which they achieved in the season just passed.

Anderson began his senior career with the Saintees, impressing on trial before being signed in 2004, and went on to serve the McDiarmid Park club for more than a decade.

During his time at the club, he helped them win the Challenge Cup, against Dunfermline, in 2007, and to promotion from the First Division during the same season, sparking an, so far, unbroken 15 year stay in Scotland's top flight.

His crowning moment, however, came in 2014 when Saints, skippered by current Pars assistant manager, Dave Mackay, won the first major trophy in their history.

Anderson's opening goal, followed by Steven MacLean's late effort, gave them a 2-0 victory over Tayside rivals United at Celtic Park, cementing his status in St Johnstone folklore.

Having also represented the club in European competition, Anderson became the Perth team's record appearance holder and captain, before departing the club in the summer of 2020, having had loan spells with Partick Thistle and Raith Rovers.

Since leaving Saints, he has also turned out for Forfar Athletic, and Lowland League side, Berwick Rangers.