DUNFERMLINE have completed their 11th summer signing after announcing the arrival of Airdrieonians full-back Josh Edwards.

The 19-year-old, who plays on the left hand side, has penned a two-year contract after a mutual compensation arrangement was agreed by both clubs.

And, as part of the deal, striker Callum Smith will move to Ian Murray's League One side on a season-long loan deal.

Edwards, who played 39 times for the Diamonds, first came to prominence as a 17-year-old and became an important part of their first-team squad, earning a contract extension into the bargain.

A statement on Airdrie's website said that he "has long been admired by visiting scouts", and that, "when the opportunity to move to the Championship with Dunfermline arose, the player decided the time was right to move on."

Their manager, Ian Murray, added: "We wish Josh all the best, this is a good opportunity for him and we’ll watch his progress with interest.

"It’s good to see young players move up a level, and it’s good for the club to produce young hungry players, so a lot of credit must go to all the coaches at academy and reserve levels over Josh’s time with us.

"Callum Smith is a player we watched five or six times last season. He’s a quick striker who can play on the shoulder and link play.

"He showed huge desire to come here, which was crucial. I think he’ll complement the group well and add more goals to the side, and I look forward to working with him."

Smith, a Scotland under-19 cap, made four appearances for the Pars last season and had a spell on loan with League One champions Arbroath.

A product of the club's youth system, he has also enjoyed a temporary stint with Alloa Athletic, and has so far played 25 times for Dunfermline, netting four goals.

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