Ex-Blade Gary Naysmith back in Scotland

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Aberdeen have signed former Sheffield United abd Scotland left-back Gary Naysmith.

The 33-year-old follows Nial McGinn and Jonny Hayes in joining the Pittodrie club.

Naysmith, who has 46 caps, will go into the squad for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League opener against Celtic on Saturday.

Naysmith began his career at Hearts and has been in England for 12 years with Everton, Sheffield United and Huddersfield.

The experienced full-back said he was relishing a return to Scottish football

“The game has changed since I was here, the last time I played in Scotland was 2000 - every club seemed to have experienced players but now it seems most clubs have young lads,” he said.