EAST FIFE player/manager Gary Naysmith has offered former Celtic and Hibs striker Derek Riordan a contract to remain with the League Two outfit for the remainder of the season.

In his second game as a trialist for the Methil outfit, Riordan, who has been without a club since leaving Alloa last summer, came off the bench to hit a late winner in Saturday's victory over Annan.

The 32-year-old could feature in tonight's clash at Elgin City for the last time as a trialist but Naysmith hopes to convince the marksman to sign a short-term deal.

Naysmith said: "I hope he will be here until the end of the season. We're keen to do something although he will be wanting to play at the highest level he can.

"I'd love to get him because he's a goal scorer, he is the third-top goal scorer in Premier League history and you could see with his finish why that is. If he does sign, he will maybe only be about two or three games from starting again.

"You can tell he has quality with his runs, his link-up play. "You can tell he's played at a far higher level than this but we'll make the most of him while we've got him and see what happens. Hopefully he will be at Elgin with us."