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Deuchar makes return to Saints

St Johnstone striker Kenny Deuchar
Deuchar scored for St Johnstone in the Challenge Cup final of 2007/08

Newly-promoted Scottish Premier League club St Johnstone have signed striker Kenny Deuchar for a second time.

The former Gretna player,who has signed a one-year deal, enjoyed a successful loan spell with Saints in the 2007/08 season, scoring 10 goals for Saints.

However, the 28-year-old qualified doctor, who has also played for Northampton, then moved to play for Real Salt Lake in America.

Deuchar signed for Hamilton in January but failed to find the net for Accies.

Saints manager Derek McInnes told the club's official website of his delight at signing the 6' 3" hitman.

"I'm delighted to get Kenny back. He made a huge impression at the club first time round and hopefully he will do so again," said McInnes.

"He knows the club and the players well and that is a plus for us. We wanted him back after his spell in the States but he wanted to test himself in the SPL.

We have all got a point to prove next season and Kenny is no different.

St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes

"It didn't work out as well as he'd have liked at Accies, for whatever reason. But he has the hunger to succeed in the SPL.

"We have players who were deemed not good enough at previous clubs or who are making their way in the game. We have all got a point to prove next season and Kenny is no different.

"He showed our fans before that he's a creator and a scorer. I like the option of a big man giving us presence up top. We have pace and movement from other strikers. But Kenny isn't just a foil for others.

"It's important to have this type of player around the club, especially with Derek Holmes moving on," added the Saints boss.

Saints have also extended central defender Stuart McCaffrey's contract at the club by another year.

The former Hibernian and Inverness player is now under contract until 2011.

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