Stevie Crawford's second new signing was confirmed today when right back Aaron Comrie joined Dunfermline after his release from St Johnstone. On the same day that former right back Ryan Williamson signed for Patrick Thistle, Comrie (22) agreed a 1 year deal at East End Park.
Comrie, who began his career as a youth team player at Celtic, had been with St Johnstone since 2015, making 16 first team appearances. He was loaned out to 2 clubs during his 4 years in Perth: Montrose, from December 2015 to June 2016, playing 21 times, during which he scored the only goal of his career to date, in a win over East Stirling. He also featured 16 times on loan at Peterhead in the second half of the 2016/17 season.
St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright commented on the player's departure from McDiarmid Park this week: "Aaron is at the age where he needs to be playing first-team football on a regular basis and I can't promise that here.
"Aaron is a good player though and leaves with the best wishes of all the staff here at McDiarmid Park."
Right back was a problem position for Dunfermline last season, with Williamson suffering dips in form, and midfielder James Craigen initially filling in and then becoming the preferred option. The arrival of Aaron Comrie means we now have a natural fullback to fill that role in the team, and a player who fits the description of ''young and hungry'' that Stevie Crawford spoke about when outlining the type of new signings he was looking for.