ST MIRREN have confirmed the capture of Greg Tansey as the midfielder becomes the first new arrival of the January transfer window. 

The former Inverness Caley Thistle and Ross Country player put pen to paper on an 18 month deal shortly after being released by Aberdeen. 

The 30-year-old has struggled for game time with the title chasers and hasn't played a single minute this season. 

However, he was previously a fans' favourite with the Highlanders and should boost the Buddies' relegation fight. 

Speaking to, Tansey said: “I’m delighted to be here – it has been a bit of a hectic week. As soon as I heard the interest from St Mirren, I was keen to come down.

“I have played here many times for Inverness and I like the ground, the atmosphere and I know the club has got a great support. The training ground is top notch as well so it was a no-brainer for me.

“Now I am back fit and feeling good so it brilliant for me to have a fresh start and get my teeth into a new challenge. I think I needed a fresh start. Now I am fit and I appreciate being fit a lot more.

“I think we have got the squad to hit the ground running after the break – I wouldn’t have came here if I thought otherwise. We have a massive chance to kick on in the second half of the season and be looking at the teams above us in the league instead of behind us."

Boss Oran Kearney said: “He brings a pedigree and experience. The fact that he has a huge amount of games behind him at this level and done fantastically well is brilliant.

“He has an enthusiasm and wants to be here, from day one in my chat with him, Greg has shown a great desire to come here. That is very important to me, I want someone that is up for the fight and that really wants to come here and kick on."

Meanwhile, it is believed Slovan Liberec goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky and Blackburn Rovers midfielder Brad Lyons are on the verge of moves to the Saints.