MICHAEL PATON has agreed a new contract with Dunfermline for next season.

The midfielder put pen to paper on a one-year deal this afternoon to remain a Pars player.

Former Queen of the South man Paton, 28, joined Athletic in the summer of 2015 but, after being a regular in the League One title winning side, endured a frustrating campaign last season after suffering a hernia injury.

Despite interest from other clubs, he reported for the start of pre-season training and has now signed deal to stay on at East End Park.

We will have a full interview with Paton in next Thursday's Press Sport.