Rangers have signed St Mirren defender Kirk Broadfoot to a pre-contract agreement which will see him move to Ibrox this summer.

The 22-year-old, who can play in the centre of defence or on the left, has been an impressive performer this season.

Rangers manager Walter Smith said: "I am pleased Kirk has agreed to join us. He has played very well for St Mirren in the SPL this season, gaining vital experience and will be a welcome addition to our squad."

Because of his young age, St Mirren will be entitled to some compensation for the player, who had also been linked with a move to Celtic.

Broadfoot will become the latest defensive addition to the Rangers squad, after Andy Webster, David Weir and Ugo Ehiogu were brought in January.

And he will join Falkirk's Alan Gow, another to have signed a pre-contract agreement with Rangers, at the club next season.