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Raith Rovers have announced the sensational return of fans’ favourite Marvin Andrews to Stark’s Park today on a three-year deal.

The 30-year-old has attracted the interest of a number of clubs since being released by Rangers in the summer.

But Raith manager Craig Levein has staged something of a coup for the Kirkcaldy club by capturing the towering defender’s signature.

Exact details of how the player’s wages will be funded have not been disclosed by Raith, although Andrews will move on a free transfer following his departure from Ibrox.

The Trinidad and Tobago international quickly established himself as a cult hero with fans after joining in September 1997, making 63 league appearances and scoring five times in his term at Stark’s Park.

Rovers sold Andrews to Livingston for around £50,000 in September 2000 and he joined Rangers in 2004.

Rovers manager Levein said Andrews’ return only confirmed his belief that the club had the potential to progress up the division.

“Marvin has over 100 caps for his country and has amassed a great deal of experience, which makes him a significant presence on the park,” he said.

“He will give everyone a huge confidence boost, especially the young guys, who will feed off his composure.

“As he’s shown many times before, Marvin is a great personality and a proven winner — and the fact he has turned down offers from England and Scotland sends a great message to the fans. This is a club on the up.”