DECLAN MCMANUS has this morning completed a return to Dunfermline.

The 25-year-old, who left East End two years ago to join Ross County, has rejoined on a two-year deal.

After signing in the summer of 2017 from Raith Rovers, the striker scored 13 goals in 44 appearances as the Pars reached the Premiership play-offs under then boss Allan Johnston.

Following an unfortunate loss in the quarter-finals to Dundee United, McManus opted to move to the Highlands, and helped them secure the Championship title and a return to the Premiership.

However, he spent last season on loan at Athletic's rivals Falkirk in League One, and scored 24 times in just 34 games for the Bairns.

He turned down the chance to remain at the Falkirk Stadium and has, instead, returned to a club he says he has "unfinished business" with.

Speaking to the club's website, he said: "I am buzzing, delighted to be back and I feel that there is unfinished business for me here. I really really enjoyed my year here and leaving at the time wasn’t an option that was easily taken."

Boss Stevie Crawford added: "To bring in Declan McManus, who had a spell at the club a few years ago, is good because he is very popular with the supporters and he wears his heart on his sleeve."

We will have further reaction, plus an interview with McManus, in next week's Press Sport.