Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston admits his son is taking credit for Craig Reid signing



Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston admits his son is taking the credit for the signing of experienced defender Craig Reid.

Reid linked up with former Queen of the South team-mate Johnston on Tuesday after negotiating his release from Motherwell 24 hours earlier.

Johnston had been keeping tabs on the versatile defender’s own situation with Reid having spent two months on loan at St Mirren before the turn of the year, but admits his son also lent a helping hand.

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Reid failed to make a single appearance for Well this season (Pic: dafc.co.uk)

Johnston, whose side are seven points clear at the League One summit, said: “I’d been speaking to Reidy’s agent for the last week or so but my son had saw on Sky Sports that he’d been released, so he’s taking the credit for signing him.

“I’m delighted to get Craig in and it’s somebody I know well having played alongside him at Queen of the South.

“He’s got a lot of experience, played at a good level and hopefully he’ll be a big player for us.

“He can play right across the back and in the middle of the park – he’s the kind of player we need given that we have such a small squad.”

Speaking to dafc.co.uk, Johnston added: “Everyone sees this as a massive club with huge potential.

“Hopefully he’ll come here and do well and earn himself a contract extension.”