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St Mirren sign Marian Kello on short-term deal

Marian Kello: Short-term deal. Picture: SNS

Marian Kello: Short-term deal. Picture: SNS

  • by ANDY NEWPORT
 

ST MIRREN have signed former Hearts goalkeeper Marian Kello on a short-term deal.

The 31-year-old Slovakian international, who spent four years at Tynecastle between 2008 and 2012, has penned a contract with Saints until January. Kello will go into the squad for tomorrow’s trip to Dundee United, subject to international clearance.

On-loan Swansea keeper David Cornell started the season as first choice for the Paisley side, but lost his place to Frenchman Chris Dillo.

However, Dillo has been ruled out of the Tannadice trip through injury and Kello could make his Saints bow if selected by manager Danny Lennon.

The former Hearts number one arrived in Scotland following spells with Slovak side MFK Kosice, FC Vitkovice from the Czech Republic and Lithuanian outfit FBK Kaunas.

After leaving Tynecastle following a row with then owner Vladimir Romanov, he was linked with a move to Rangers, but eventually signed for the Romanian side FC Astra Giurgiu before moving to Wolves on another short-term deal in March.

Meanwhile, Scotland under-21 international Stevie May has signed a contract extension that ties him to St Johnstone until the end of next season.

St Johnstone have been in discussions with the striker and his representatives for several weeks following his excellent start to the season, which has seen him net seven goals.

The 20-year-old was the subject of a failed bid by Peterborough in August and the Perth club were anxious to secure him on a longer-term deal. Manager Tommy Wright told the club’s official website: “I’m delighted that Stevie has extended his contract. To some people it may have taken a while to conclude but having spoken to the player we were always confident that the deal would be done.

“There were a number of finer details that had to be ironed out but negotiations were handled well by both parties and it’s fine to get it done.”

May scored 26 goals for Hamilton last season after netting 
19 goals in 22 matches for Alloa on a previous loan deal.

 

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