Richard Tait signs for St Mirren

St Mirren Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Richard Tait on a two-year deal subject to clearance.

The 30 year-old defender will #BeInThatNumber after agreeing a deal to become Jim Goodwin’s first new signing of the 2020/21 season following the expiry of his contract at fellow Premiership club Motherwell.

Richard joins Saints with a wealth of experience having made over 450 career appearances and during his time at Motherwell, Richard helped the Steelmen to a third-place finish last season as well as appearances in the League Cup and Scottish Cup finals in 2017/18.

Speaking on the move Richard told stmirren.com: "I’m delighted to get sorted and to come to St Mirren is fantastic.

"I’m a hardworking player and I’ll give everything on the pitch. I can play left-back, right-back or centre-back but anywhere I’m asked to play I’ll do my best.

"The gaffer has been great. The first day I met him I really liked him. He makes you want to come here and makes you want to play for him. I’m just really looking forward to getting started."

Saints manager Jim Goodwin said: "I’m really happy to have got Richard’s deal over the line.

"He’s an experienced player first and foremost. He’s a leader and he was really highly thought of at Motherwell. He played a big part in their success in the last few years and I’m sure he’ll be a fantastic signing for us.

"He’s a model professional, leaves nothing in the tank on a match day and I’ve got no doubt that the St Mirren fans will take to him instantly."

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