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Ex-Hearts defender Danny Grainger agrees deal to join St Mirren

The full-back played on trial for the Buddies against Queen of the South in midweek.

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Danny Grainger has agreed to a one-year deal to join St Mirren for the forthcoming campaign with the option of another season.

Grainger is a free agent after leaving Hearts this summer and the left-back trained with St Mirren before playing as a trialist in a 4-2 friendly defeat at Queen of the South on Tuesday.

He had previously spent time training with English sides Blackpool and Sheffield United this summer.

However he has now opted for a move to join the 2013 League Cup winners.

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon told his club's official website: “We lost a very good left back at the end of last season when Paul Dummett left to fight for a starting place at Newcastle United. Danny is a top quality left back to replace him.

“I have known Danny since he was a young lad at Gretna and he has gone on to prove himself to be a stand out player in the SPL. He has the ability, experience and character we are looking for to help take the Club forward and we are delighted to have him on board.”

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