Ross County sign up Brian McLean and Graham Carey

Graham Carey and Brian McLean
Graham Carey and Brian McLean

Ross County have signed former Dundee United defender Brian McLean and ex-Mirren midfielder Graham Carey.

McLean left United by mutual consent in July, having arrived at Tannadice from Preston North End last summer.

Carey helped St Mirren win last season's League Cup, but was released by the Paisley side in the summer.

The duo join other summer arrivals Steven Saunders, Ben Gordon, Marc Klok, Melvin De Leeuw, Darren Maatsen and Kevin Luckassen in Dingwall.

McLean, 28, had a year of his contract to run at Tannadice, while former Celtic youth Carey, 24, had been on trial with United after two seasons in Paisley.

Staggies manager Derek Adams, whose side visit champions Celtic for the Scottish Premiership opener on Saturday, said: "We still have maybe one more signing to make before Saturday.

"Brian and Graham have come in, they have good SPL experience, they did exceptionally well with St Mirren and Dundee United last season, they played a lot of games.

"Brian is an experienced centre-half, he has played in Scotland and England, he is a good organiser, comfortable on the ball and is a very good defender.

"Graham can play on the left-hand side of midfield, get forward and create chances and score goals.

"He is very good at set-plays , a very good crosser of the ball and he can be an asset."