ALLAN Johnston has made his second move of the January transfer window after signing midfielder James Craigen this morning (Friday).

He arrives at East End Park on a deal until the end of the season.

Johnston was quick to pounce after Craigen's contract at rivals Falkirk was mutually terminated on Wednesday.

The versatile Englishmen - a natural centre-mid while capable of playing on either flank - started his career in Scotland with Partick Thistle, before moving to Raith Rovers in 2015.

He swapped Kirkcaldy for the Bairns a year later, making 51 appearances.

Pars boss Johnston told the club website he had previously enquired about the midfielder's availability at the end of the last campaign.

He said: "James is a Player I have admired since he was at Partick Thistle in the Premier League.

"I had watched him in the play offs last season, when he scored in both legs against Dundee United and I had enquired about him then but he had extended his contract with Falkirk.

"When I became aware that he had asked to move on from Falkirk on Wednesday I had to move quickly to get him as other clubs were interested. The good thing is that James wanted to come to East End Park.

"He is a creative midfielder who can play wide and off the strikers, and give us another dimension to the squad.”

Johnston had previously signed goalkeeper Lee Robinson.

Craigen is eligible for tomorrow's Scottish Cup clash with Morton at East End Park.