Higgins first signing of Summer

Chris Higgins has today penned a one year deal with United for the 2017/18 season.

31 year old Higgins, who was previously captain with Queen of the South for many years, is a left sided centre back.

Manager Ian McCall said :”I was desperate to get this deal done as Chris has been made significant offers by other clubs in our league and above. He has been captain for years and is a winner.

Chris is here almost entirely as a player however he is a fully qualified PT instructor so he will working on programmes to help our younger players with fitness, nutrition, speed etc.

He is exactly the type of boy we want at this club, top class on and off the field and this is the perfect way to start the plans for the new season.”

Chris said :”I haven’t worked with him before however I know the managers pedigree and he really sold this opportunity to me. The club going full time was key in the decision as was the fact we are aiming for promotion and really want the title.

I know most of the boys in the squad, either personally or having played with them before so I know we have some really top players.

I have played at Somerset Park many times and the one thing I always notice is the fans behind the goal, they can be intimidating when they are in full voice and I am really looking forward to playing in front of them.

The main reason I am here is as a player however I am also going to be working with some of the younger players on fitness and nutrition. In this day and age that side of the game is absolutely crucial and its imperative players look after themselves.”

Higgins started his career with Motherwell and since then has played for Clyde, Dunfermline and has been with Queen of the South since July 2011.