Hamilton Accies have moved to sign experienced former Southampton defender Aaron Martin.

Accies boss Brian Rice was keen to bolster his squad as key stars like David Templeton, Kyle Munro and Jamie Hamilton suffered injury. Winger Nathan Thomas was signed on Friday and now the former Southampton man has arrived.

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Rice has made another signing. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The 31-year-old centre-back will provide a wealth of experience to Rice’s young squad, having made over 200 appearances across the English leagues, most recently with Exeter City as they made the League Two play-off final.

Martin started his career at Eastleigh, his form at non-league level earning him a move to Southampton.

He spent five years at the Saints before leaving in 2014, taking in loan spells at the likes of Crystal Palace and Coventry City.

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Aaron Martin was once a Saint. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Since his St Mary’s spell, Martin has featured for Birmingham City, Yeovil Town, Coventry, Oxford United and Exeter. He could make his debut away to Rangers on Sunday as Hamilton chase a shock.

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