Former Celtic winger Ross Wallace is back playing in Scotland for the first time since 2006 after signing for St Mirren.

Wallace, who made 51 appearances for the Hoops after breaking into the side under Martin O’Neill, has signed a short-term deal with the Buddies until the end of the season (St Mirren FC).

Since leaving Parkhead in 2006, Wallace has spent his playing career down in England. Spells at Sunderland, Preston North End, Burnley, Sheffield Wednesday, and Fleetwood Town have all proved profitable for him.

Ross Wallace with Fleetwood Town

Ross Wallace with Fleetwood Town (Richard Martin-Roberts – CameraSport via Getty Images)

His journey in England has even taken him as far as the Premier League, where he made 36 appearances for Sunderland and Burnley (Transfermarkt).

However, most of Wallace’s matches have come in the English Championship. He’s played over 350 games in England’s second-tier, so he’ll definitely bring plenty of experience with him to Paisley.

 

Over 500 career appearances to his name

It’ll be interesting to see what level Wallace is operating at when he gets going at St Mirren. At face value, this looks like a real coup for Jim Goodwin’s side.

Of course, Wallace hasn’t played a lot of football this season at Fleetwood. Under Joey Barton, the wide man has only played four times this season. It’s a bizarre scenario for Wallace, who managed 38 appearances last term. It’s no surprise to see him make a move.

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Ross Wallace celebrates with Sheffield Wednesday

Ross Wallace celebrates with Sheffield Wednesday (Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

However, it’s great to see him back in Scotland again. Trophy success has certainly deserted him down south, with only the Championship being won back in 2007 during his Sunderland days. You would imagine the 34-year-old will be looking to add to that before his career is over.

Here’s hoping he makes a positive contribution to the Buddies between now and the end of the campaign.

 

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