FORMER Athletic winger Kallum Higginbotham has a new club after being announced by Indian club Real Kashmir.

The 30-year-old, who spent three seasons at East End Park, has teamed-up with the I-League outfit that is managed by former Aberdeen and Rangers defender David Robertson.

Referring to Higginbotham as "an experienced striker", they said: "RKFC is delighted to announce the signing of Kallum Higginbotham from Dunfermline Athletic, Scotland.

"Kallum is an experienced striker who has played at the highest level in the UK."

The Englishman moves to a Real Kashmir side that came to prominence following a recent BBC documentary about the team and its coach, whose son, Mason, also plays for the team.

Higginbotham was one of 15 players who left Dunfermline at the end of last season, making his final appearance for the club in the last day defeat at Inverness.

The former Falkirk, Huddersfield Town, Kilmarnock and Motherwell player was signed by ex-manager Allan Johnston in the summer of 2016 and made his debut in a League Cup victory over Arbroath.

He went on to make 114 appearances for the Pars in all competitions, scoring 19 goals, and helped the team reach the Premiership promotion play-offs in 2017/18.

Before the season came to an end, Higginbotham told Press Sport of his hopes of staying with the club, remarking that he "felt right at home" and that it was "not coincidence that this has been the longest club I've had in my career".

However, after his time at the club came to an end, he said: "I want to say a huge thank you to everyone at Dunfermline for making the last three years one of (sic) the best times in my career.

"It's unfortunate we part ways but that's football, players move on, but I wish the club and the people behind the scenes every success.

"I've made some friends for life and I'll be forever grateful to people at the club. Onwards and upwards to new challenges over the next few seasons."

Meanwhile, another player that departed East End in the close season, Aidan Connolly, has also found a new club after signing up with Falkirk.

The 23-year-old, who spent just one season with the Pars, penned a two-year deal with the League One club last Wednesday.

Another released Dunfermline player, Mark Durnan, has also been linked with a move to the Bairns, bossed by his former Dundee United manager, Ray McKinnon.