ALLAN JOHNSTON has bolstered his Pars squad this afternoon by completing the signing of former Motherwell defender Craig Reid.

The 29-year-old put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the season after the Fir Park club agreed to terminate his contract.

Reid, who can play across the back four and in central midfield, joined St Mirren on a three-month emergency loan deal in October after falling down the pecking order with the 'Well.

He is well known to Johnston after spending four years at Queen of the South until 2012 and the Pars boss told Press Sport: "He can play in any position across the back four and in central midfield, and he's a good player with pace. He has all the attributes that we're looking for and to bring someone in of his quality is massive."

Reid, who played for Motherwell in the Champions League qualifying rounds in 2014 after scoring the winning goal to take them there ahead of Aberdeen, said: "It was only yesterday that I left Motherwell but I'm really happy to sign. It's been ongoing for a couple of days but I know the manager; I played with him at Queen of the South and worked under him briefly, so I know his methods and it's a big club who are doing well.

"I'm looking forward to getting started."

Reid will go straight into Johnston's squad for Saturday's match at Stenhousemuir, and we will have a full interview with Pars' latest signing in this Thursday's Press Sport.