St Johnstone have confirmed the signing of Celtic and Hibs cult hero Efe Ambrose ahead of today’s Scottish Premiership match with Rangers.

The Nigerian defender was last with Livingston before departing the West Lothian club at the end of last season. He has been training in Scotland since his Livi exit and now the Celtic title winner joins Saints to bolster manager Callum Davidson’s defence.

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Ambrose has joined Saints . (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group via Getty Images)

Captain Jason Kerr left on the final day of the summer transfer window to join Wigan. Ambrose will add experience to Davidson’s backline, having won the Premiership four times with Celtic. He has also been capped 47 times by Nigeria. Ambrose could feature in today’s meeting as Saints look for their first three points of the league season.

Midfielder Liam Craig said of the match with Rangers: “We’ve got a massive month ahead, starting with Rangers. We’ve also got a cup game in there (against Dundee) and we’ve also got Hibs and Aberdeen as well, so it’s important that we start winning games.

“With Rangers winning the league last year, we know how difficult it’s going to be, but we’ve shown over the last 18 months and already this season that we can go and compete. It would be a great game to go and get our first win of the season.”

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