Dunfermline Athletic have completed the signing of Sunderland academy product Dan Pybus on a one-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months.

The 23-year-old has spent the last two seasons with fellow cinch Championship club Queen of the South. Pybus started his career at Sunderland at the age of nine. He spent 10 years at the Stadium of Light, scoring 16 goals in 24 games from midfield for the youth team during the 2015/16 season.

Queen of the South's Danile Pybus competes with Miles Storey during a Scottish Championship match between Queen of the South and Inverness at...

Dan Pybus has signed for Dunfermline. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He has since been with Bradford City, Norwegian side Tønsberg and Queen of the South. Pybus said of his move: “Dunfermline have always been a good team, always up there in the league, it is always a hard game. I have played against them a number of times now and always found it difficult.

“For me the style of play the manager wants to play, the way he wants to play, I just think that it will be brilliant. I really feel as though it is going to be a great season for the club on the pitch and off the pitch. Hopefully that comes true.”

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