Dunfermline Athletic boss Allan Johnston has made central defender Ben Richards-Everton his third recruit of the close season.
The 23-year-old moves from Partick Thistle, having also played on loan for Airdrieonians in 2014/15, and joins Livingston duo Jason Talbot and Callum Fordyce at East End Park.
Johnston told the club website: “I went to watch Ben at the end of the season when he played the full 90 minutes for Partick Thistle against Motherwell. I thought he played exceptionally well and handled a difficult player in John Sutton superbly.
"He is obviously big and strong, but he is quick as I want the team to play with pace this coming season. With Ben joining Jason (Talbot) and Callum (Fordyce) alongside Lewis Martin and Ryan Williamson it gives a good foundation in defence.”