St Mirren Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Caolan Boyd-Munce on a deal until the end of the season - subject to international clearance - with the club holding an option to extend further in the summer.
The midfielder joins the club as a free agent having left English Championship side Middlesbrough in January.
The 23-year-old Northern Irishman began his career at Glentoran before moving to Birmingham City at the age of 16. He spent six years at Birmingham, with a loan spell at Redditch United included, before signing for Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee in January 2022.
Having been capped by Northern Ireland to U21s level, the midfielder knows Stephen Robinson well and says the manager didn't have to do too much to persuade him to sign for the Buddies.
Speaking to stmirren.com, Caolan said: "I had quite a few offers but none of them felt 100%. As soon as I had my first day in here I called my mum and dad and told them I thought this was the one.
I came in to train for a few days and when I got here I was put at ease because it was a cracking dressing room. The boys made me feel so welcome and the levels and intensity at training were brilliant.
"The manager knows how to get the best out of players and I'm really looking forward to working with him. He didn't really need to make much of a sell. Because I know him and he knows me he just told me how it is and what he needs from me and that was it.
"I like to play," he continued. "I wanted to come somewhere that I'm going to get the ball and there are players that want the ball. I want to play forward and control the game."
Speaking on the signing, manager Stephen Robinson said: "It's a short-term contract for Caolan to prove himself.
Caolan is a young international that I worked with previously as a young boy. He's technically very good. He's playing catch up fitness wise, but he has a great attitude and is someone that we feel if we can develop there may be something longer term for him.
"We're trying to fill the gap that we've had since Ethan [Erhahon] left. He's a similar type player to Ethan who I think we have missed.
"He can certainly be in the squad going forward and play 10/15 minutes in matches. But with the intensity we play at it might take him a bit of time to get up to speed.
"This deal is more a view to what we can do next season. We are trying to be proactive and have a look at positions we want but also being able to utilise him if needed this season."