Greg Tansey is relishing a fresh start after leaving Aberdeen to join St Mirren.
Dons manager Derek McInnes called time on the midfielder’s disappointing spell at the club with the 30-year-old departing Pittodrie after terminating his contract.
The former Caley Thistle midfielder’s impact at the club was disrupted by a groin injury and he has not featured for the first team since playing in a 3-0 defeat by Rangers on November 29, 2017.
His departure will free some space in McInnes’s squad to bring in midfield reinforcements but the Dons boss will be disappointed to see Tansey, who he had tried to sign previously from Inverness, move on without making an impression.
The Englishman, who joined the Dons in the summer of 2017 on a three-year deal, departs without having made a first-team appearance this season.
A few hours after the Dons announced Tansey’s departure, St Mirren confirmed the midfielder had joined them on an 18-month deal.
Tansey said: “I’m delighted to be here – it has been a bit of a hectic week.
“As soon as I heard the interest from St Mirren, I was keen to come down.
“I have played here many times for Inverness and I like the ground, the atmosphere and I know the club has got a great support.
“The training ground is top notch as well so it was a no-brainer for me.
“Now I am back fit and feeling good so it brilliant for me to have a fresh start and get my teeth into a new challenge. I think I needed a fresh start. I am fit now and I appreciate being fit a lot more.”
Tansey could make his debut for the Buddies against Alloa Athletic in the Scottish Cup a week on Saturday.