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Thursday, 12 July, 2001, 17:22 GMT 18:22 UK
Saints sign up Jackson
Jackson spent the end of last season at Livingston
Jackson spent the end of last season at Livingston
St Johnstone have signed former Scotland striker Darren Jackson on a one year deal.

The former Newcastle, Dundee United, Hibernian, Celtic and Hearts player, who turns 35 later in the month, was released by Scottish Premier League newcomers Livingston at the end of last season.

Saints boss Sandy Clark decided to hire him to give his predominantly young squad some added experience.

"I am very happy to have Darren on board at this stage of the pre-season," said Clark.

"He has a great deal of experience which is good for our younger guys here and I'm sure he will have a good season ahead of him."

Chairman Geoff Brown added: "We're delighted that a player of Darren's experience and ability has come to St Johnstone.


I've worked hard on fitness throughout the summer and I'm looking forward to playing at the highest level
  Darren Jackson
"There was concern at the end of last season over the average age of the squad, when we ended up playing six under-18 players, that this could impair their development.

"Darren's experience will undoubtedly help the young players both on and off the park and he is a very welcome addition to the squad."

Jackson, who earned 28 caps for his country, said: "I'm happy to sign for St Johnstone and I'm confident that I can do a good job for the club this season.

"I know a few of the guys here from my time with Dundee United and my connections with the Edinburgh clubs so I'm sure I'll be able to settle in very quickly.

"I've worked hard on fitness throughout the summer and I'm looking forward to playing at the highest level."

Jackson becomes Clark's second new recruit following the free transfer arrival of Hearts defender Grant Murray.

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