ATHLETIC have announced that defender Jean-Yves M'Voto has left the club.

The French defender, 29, is the latest departure from East End Park after his contract expired on May 31.

It follows the signings of central defenders, Danny Devine and Mark Durnan, which were completed yesterday.

Former Paris St Germain youth and Sunderland centre back M'Voto joined the Pars last summer after leaving Fife rivals Raith Rovers.

The uncomprimising defender made his debut in a Betfred Cup demolition of Elgin City and his first start in the Championship opener at Livingston.

Although he struggled to establish himself as a regular starter in the opening part of the season, M'Voto stepped in for Callum Morris in the New Year win over Falkirk and kept his place for the next eight games.

In total, he played 21 games for the Pars, the last of which came as a substitute in the second leg of the Premiership play-off quarter-final defeat to Dundee United.