DUNFERMLINE have completed the signing of defender Paul Watson on a two-year contract this afternoon.

The former Dundee United centre back, 29, is Stevie Crawford's first capture since football was halted by Coronavirus - and Press Sport understands there could be more news to come for Pars fans.

Edinburgh-born Watson came through the youth ranks at Ipswich Town but, in 2009, returned north of the border to join Livingston.

He helped the West Lothian club to successive Third and Second Division titles during a four-year spell at Almondvale, before moving to Raith Rovers in 2013.

Two seasons in Kirkcaldy was followed by a three-year spell with Falkirk, after which he joined United in 2018.

Last season, he played 23 times for the Tannadice club - including in Dunfermline's 2-0 East End win over them in February - as United, under the newly appointed Hearts boss Robbie Neilson, convincingly won the Championship title.

But, after he was not offered fresh terms to stay on Tayside, Watson has decided to join the Pars.

Last week, chairman Ross McArthur said that Crawford had been "speaking to various players over the last couple of weeks with a view to them coming in".

The signing of Watson comes after 17 players, including defender and vice-skipper Lee Ashcroft, left the club at the end of May after their contracts were not renewed.