United add midfielder Kerr
Ian McCall has this afternoon made his third signing of the January transfer window, adding experienced midfielder Mark Kerr to the squad. The 35-year-old has signed a deal until the end of the season following his departure from Falkirk on Wednesday. The move reunites player and manager for a third time, with the pair previously working together at Falkirk and Dundee United.
Ian said: “Mark is a boy I know really well having had him as a player at Falkirk and then signing him for Dundee United. The injuries that we have had have been no secret and we needed a holding midfield player. Mark might be 35 but he has always kept himself extremely fit so there is no problems there. He is exactly the type of player you want for the run in and he will be a big part of our squad.
Mark began his career with Falkirk, making his first team debut aged 17 in May 1999 and became a regular for the Bairns under Alex Totten and then Ian McCall, playing a key role in the club’s 2002/03 First Division title win. He followed Ian McCall to Dundee United, going on to finish fifth in the SPL in his first season at Tannadice Park. Kerr made over 160 Premier League appearances for the Tangerines and reached the final of both the League and Scottish Cup during his time on Tayside.
He moved to Aberdeen in July 2008 and was made club captain for the 2009/10 season. A spell in Greece with Asteras Tripolis followed before a return to the Premier League with Dunfermline and then Dundee. He re-signed for Falkirk in 2015 and was named club captain at the start of this season before reaching an agreement with manager Paul Hartley to leave the Falkirk Stadium.
Ayr United Media did a full interview with Mark this afternoon so keep an eye on all of the clubs social media channels for this later today.