ADAM Hammill has left St Mirren to join Scunthorpe United on an 18-month deal following the expiry of his contract.

The 30-year-old joined the Buddies on a short-term deal in October to become new boss Oran Kearney's third signing after his summer release from Barnsley.

Hammill, who also counts Wolves and Huddersfield amongst his former clubs, made 12 appearances under Kearney scoring four times, including his memorable double in the 2-0 win over Hearts in November.

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The option was there for the former Dunfermline winger to extend his initial short-term deal with the Saints but he opted to move to the English League One side.

A St Mirren statement read: "St Mirren Football Club can announce that Adam Hammill has departed the club to join Scunthorpe following the expiry of his contract.

"Adam joined St Mirren on a short-term deal in October and made 12 appearances scoring four times.

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"An opportunity has arisen for Adam closer to home and the midfielder goes with our best wishes.

"The club would like to thank Adam for all his efforts during his time in Paisley and wish him all the best in his new opportunity