Former New Saints defender Steven Saunders on move to Partick Thistle

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Former New Saints defender Steven Saunders has completed his move to Scottish Championship side Partick Thistle.

Saunders left Park Hall this summer, joining Scottish Premier League side Livingston. Having spent just six months at the Almondvale Stadium, Saunders has moved to the Firhill Stadium.

The defender made just three appearances in the Scottish Premier League this season and two in the Scottish League Cup, accumulating to just five outings for the Lions.

He will join former Wigan Athletic defender Gary Caldwell’s Partick Thistle on an 18-month contract pending clearance.

On a statement released by LivingstonFC.co.uk, it read: ”

“Steven Saunders has today completed a move to Championship side Partick Thistle.

“The defender has found securing first-team football challenging at the Tony Macaroni Arena, so his move to Maryhill will benefit all parties.

“Steven leaves West Lothian with our thanks  and best wishes for his future career. “

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The 27-year-old who can play as a centre-back or a right-back spent a total of two years at The New Saints, playing a total of 51 times, scoring four goals.

Before joining The New Saints back in 2016, Saunders played for clubs like Dumbarton, Motherwell and Ross County.

He linked up with fellow Dumbarton teammate Jon Routledge at the reigning Welsh Premier League champions but left in May 2018 on a free transfer.

At Park Hall, he won the Welsh Premier League and Nathaniel MG Cup twice. He was named in the Welsh Premier League’s Team of the Year in 2016/2017.

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Saunders is a one-time Scotland international, having played in a friendly win over the Faroe Islands back in 2010.

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