STEVIE Crawford has bolstered his defence by swooping for Raith Rovers defender Euan Murray.

The Pars have agreed a fee for the 25-year-old who still had one year left to run on his deal at Stark's Park.

The versatile defender has signed a two-year-deal at East End Park.

Murray has today (Thursday) made the move across Fife from Kirckaldy after spending the past two seasons with Raith.

A statement on Dunfermline's official club website, said: "Euan had attracted the interest of a number of other clubs so we are delighted that he sees his future at East End Park, after we agreed suitable terms with Raith Rovers."

Murray made more than 90 apperances for the League One side, scoring nine goals during his stay at the club.

A statement on Raith Rovers' official club website said that they rejected several offers for Murray in the past week before agreeing to a deal with Dunfermline that includes a sell-on clause.

The club said: "Over the past week, the club rejected several offers for Euan which did not meet our expectations despite the player indicating he wanted a transfer from the Rovers.

"The club were keen to keep the player but in the event of this failing, wanted to ensure a fair return was received in exchange for a player that has another season left on his Rovers contract.

"As we need a playing squad fully committed to getting promoted to the SPFL Championship, Raith Rovers finally agreed an undisclosed sum plus sell on clause for the transfer of the player to Dunfermline.

"Raith Rovers wish to thank Euan for his time and efforts at the club and wish him well for the future."