Former Latics midfielder Brennan Dickenson has signed a two-year deal with Scottish League One club Queen of the South.

The 31-year-old was released by manager Micky Mellon at the end of last season having failed to feature at all in the league after the Scot took charge in October, and only once in the FA Cup.

Dickenson scored five goals in 15 league games after signing a one-year deal at Boundary Park last summer, including braces in wins over Aldershot and Oxford City, having been a free agent at the end of his three-year deal with Carlisle United.

He ended the season on loan at Hartlepool, where he made six appearances in a two-month spell, and was named in a list of out-of-contract players including fellow ex-Carlisle man Hallam Hope, Ben Tollitt and Jordan Windass that would not be offered new terms by Oldham.

Dickenson, who came through the youth ranks at Brighton, has served 10 other clubs in England. This is his first move north of the border, to a side that finished seventh in the third tier of Scottish football last season and, under the guidance of manager Peter Murphy, has designs on securing promotion to the Scottish Championship in the 2024/25 campaign.

Murphy said: “We are delighted to sign Brennan after stiff competition from a number of suitors.

“He has shown a real ambition to be a part of something special at the club. Having played the majority of his career in the English leagues, we have a player with a wealth of experience and he knows what it takes to push his team-mates to be better day-in and day-out.

“We are looking forward to seeing how Brennan can push himself - which will no doubt help us to achieve greater things.”

Maidenhead are understood to have been keen on the versatile midfielder but his preference was to remain in full-time football.