DUNFERMLINE have completed the signing of Hamilton Academical goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams this afternoon.

The 33-year-old, who had a brief loan spell with the club before the season was brought to an end because of Coronavirus, has joined on a permanent, two-year deal.

Reports had linked the Welshman with an East End return last week and, while the club themselves remained tight-lipped on those, they have now snapped him up.

His role will also see him double-up as a goalkeeper coach, where he will work with Cammy Gill and Ben Swinton, replacing Davie Westwood, who had joined the club's backroom team in 2016.

Fon Williams, who so far has one cap for his country and was part of the squad that stormed to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, joined the Pars on loan in January towards the end of the transfer window.

He made his debut in a 3-2 victory at Queen of the South on February 1 before going on to make five further appearances for the club before the season was halted because of Coronavirus.

Fon Williams kept two clean sheets – in a 2-0 victory over Dundee United, and in a stalemate at Arbroath – and helped Stevie Crawford's side collect nine points from 18 available.

Having started his career in England with Crewe Alexandra, Fon Williams went on to play for Stockport County, Bury, Rochdale and Tranmere Rovers before moving to Scotland five years ago with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

During four years in the Highland capital, he represented the club in their first-ever European match – a 1-0 home loss to Romanians Astra Giurgiu in a Europa League, second qualifying round first leg tie – and went on to play 84 games for the club.

Last summer, he returned to the top flight with Hamilton but, despite making 21 appearances in all competitions during the the first half of the campaign, was allowed to join Athletic.

After the season was halted, Fon Williams turned to his other passion, art, to create a canvas painting of East End that was auctioned to supporters, raising a whopping £3,000 for the 'Support the Pars' campaign.

Speaking to Press Sport at that time, he reflected on an enjoyable – albeit short-lived – stint at the club, commenting: "I settled in quite nicely. I was made to feel welcome straight away.

"It's difficult joining a team midway through the season, where there's a settled changing room, and I'm grateful that the lads welcomed me in and made feel at home straight away.

"I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was great for me and it's a proper football club, with a proper ground, and the fans were fantastic, especially against Dundee United where the place was rocking."

So far this summer, Crawford has brought in seven new players, with Paul Watson, Steven Whittaker, Declan McManus, Kevin O'Hara, Dom Thomas and Iain Wilson also arriving.