Now Crawford joins road for Pilgrims

SCOTLAND internationalist Stevie Crawford has become the fifth Scottish Premier League player to join English Division One new boys Plymouth Argyle this summer.

Crawford preferred to join former Hibs boss Bobby Williamson at Argyle despite interest from Aberdeen and other English clubs to follow fellow ex-SPL players Livingston playmaker Lee Makel, Dundee striker Steven Milne, Hibs centre-back Matthias Doumbe and Motherwell midfielder Keith Lasley at Home Park.

Crawford said: "I’m still ambitious and wanted to play First Division football in England. Plymouth have proved their ambition to me and I am delighted to be signing for them."

Crawford, 30, signed a four-year deal to the delight of Pilgrims boss Williamson, who said: "Stevie is a quality player and I am delighted he wants to come and play for us. I tried to sign him when I was manager of Kilmarnock but lost out to Dunfermline, so I am pleased to have finally got him."

Meanwhile, Dunfermline were expected to name former Livingston boss Davie Hay as their manager tomorrow.