DUNFERMLINE have announced the appointment of former Scotland defender Callum Davidson to their coaching team.

The 42-year-old, who won 26 caps for his country, has agreed to work with head coach Stevie Crawford, and assistant Greg Shields, until the end of the season.

Stirling-born Davidson began his career with St Johnstone before moving to Blackburn Rovers in 1998 for £1.75 million - a record fee received by the Perth club.

After two years at Ewood Park, he moved on to Leicester City, for whom he made over 100 appearances.

He left the Foxes to join Preston North End in 2004 - where he was appointed club captain - before rejoining Saints in 2011.

He was appointed as manager Tommy Wright's assistant at McDairmid Park in the summer of 2013 and, that season, they led the club to their first-ever major trophy by beating Dundee United in the Scottish Cup final.

In 2017, Davidson joined then Scotland boss Gordon Strachan's backroom team for a World Cup qualifier against England at Hampden, which ended 2-2.

At the time, Strachan told the Official Scotland Podcast: "We have done our homework and everyone speaks highly of Callum.

"He has also been an international player and knows what is needed."

Last summer, Davidson left St Johnstone to join former Leicester team-mate Gary Rowett at Stoke City, but they left the English Championship club last month.

We will have more on this story in next week's Press Sport.