Freed Kilmarnock midfielder Scott Robinson has signed for Dunfermline as an amateur.
The former Hearts player has been training with the League One champions since leaving Rugby Park last month less than a year into the three-year deal he penned last summer.
The 24-year-old scored as a trialist for the Pars’ under-20s in a 3-2 victory over Hamilton Accies last week and has been given an extended opportunity to earn a long-term deal.
Signing on non-professional terms will allow the Fifers to see Robinson, who left Kilmarnock after the transfer window had closed, in competitive action and he could make his debut against Albion Rovers this afternoon.
Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston said: “We’ve signed Scott as an amateur and it’s just a chance to get a longer look at him.
“Obviously, he’s played in the Premiership and he’s still at a really good age, and it’s a good opportunity for him to come in and get involved with either the under-20s or the first-team.
“It allows us to get a look at him in training for a longer period and we’ll see where it goes from there.”
Meanwhile, Brad McKay will cherish memories of last Saturday for years to come after he marked his 23rd birthday in perfect fashion by winning the league with Dunfermline.
The former Hearts defender, currently on loan from St Johnstone, has confessed he approached the meeting with Brechin City fully expecting the Pars’ title challenge to rumble on to this afternoon’s match.
However, with Cowdenbeath pulling off a shock win at Peterhead, Faissal El Bakhtaoui’s stunning hat-trick sparked raucous celebrations at East End Park as the Fifers’ return to the Championship was confirmed.
It meant back-to-back title wins for McKay, who helped Hearts to the Championship trophy last year, and delivered the ideal present to spark his birthday party.
He said: “Once I found out that it could happen last Saturday it was something that was on my mind because it was my birthday as well.
“I’m not going to lie to you, I thought it would be this week that it would happen, if we could beat Albion Rovers, because that was a big result for Cowdenbeath.
“It was a great birthday present, one that will probably stick with me for a long time.
“Some people go their full career without a medal to show for it.
“I turned 23 last Saturday and I’ve got two league winner’s medals to show for it, as well as a runners-up one for the League Cup.
“So, it could have been three, but two’s not bad to have on the CV at 23.”