Falkirk have completed the signing of former St Mirren and Ross County defender Sean Kelly.

Both Bairns co-bosses Lee Miller and David McCracken have been vocal in their want for a defender. Last week they brought in young left-back Euan Deveney from Kilmarnock on a season-long loan.

But now they have made a permanent move, signing Kelly on a one-year deal. The 27-year-old will bring experience to the Bairns, having previously been a regular at Premiership outfits Ross County and St Mirren, as well as a spell down south with AFC Wimbledon.

He now joins Falkirk in their push for the League One title. They have started the season with a win and a draw, beating Montrose 3-1 on opening day before a 1-1 draw with Forfar last weekend.

Co-boss Miller is thrilled to get the former Buddies man through the door: “We’re delighted to get the deal done and over the line. Sean’s one we’ve been monitoring for wee while now.

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“He’s obviously got Premiership experience and knows how to win a league after winning the Championship with Ross County.

“He can play a number of positions including left centre-back and left back. His delivery with his left foot is class and he gives us a great option and real competition for places.”

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