ANTON Ferdinand has agreed to extend his stay to St Mirren until the end of the season. 

The 33-year-old defender has made 14 appearances for the Buddies since joining the club in October. 

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Ferdinand, brother of former England captain Rio, has become a mainstay in Oran Kearney's side. 

Oran Kearney told "It’s taken a bit of time, but we’ve had respect for Anton and he has been respectful for us as well.

"His presence about the place has been brilliant both on and off the pitch.

"It’s a big boost for everybody to have him stay on-board."

The news comes just hours after Jordan Holmes joined the club on a loan deal from Premier League Bournemouth and Kyle McAllister returned on a temporary move from Derby. 

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They join Greg Tansey, Brad Lyons, Vaclav Hladky and Mihai Popescu in making the switch to the Buddies this month. 

They all go into the squad for tomorrow's Scottish Cup tie against Alloa.