St Mirren defender Marcus Fraser has committed his future to the club after agreeing a two-year contract extension.

The 28-year-old has signed fresh terms in Paisley to keep him at the club until June 2025.

Fraser - who signed on a free transfer from Ross County in 2020 - follows Greg Kiltie in penning a new deal at the SMiSA Stadium in recent weeks.

Stephen Robinson hailed the new contract for a key player as he admitted Fraser has arguably been the best defender in his side this term.

"I'm delighted to get Marcus' deal over the line," Robinson told the club website. He has arguably been one of my best defenders all season.

"What is important is stability. That's Marcus and Greg [Kilite] both signed and we have other players under contract for next season.

"Hopefully that gives us a base to build from going forward."

While Fraser is staying in Paisley for the foreseeable - St Mirren announced loan exits for Toyosi Olusanya and Eamonn Brophy.

Olusanya, 25, has joined Arbroath until the end of the season with the hope of building up fitness and game time after a three-month injury layoff.

Brophy, meanwhile, has joined Scottish Premiership side Ross County.

On the departures, Robinson commented: "In an ideal world we would have liked to have had Eamonn stay.

"But given he hasn't been playing regularly this is a good opportunity for him to go and get game time and as a club we also have to consider the financial aspects of the deal. 

"We wish Eamonn well during his time at Ross County.

"Toyosi has been out for three or four months with an injury and we felt it was a good opportunity for him to go out and play 15 games at a good level in the Championship. 

"We also have an eye on getting Toyosi ready for next season. He hasn't played a lot of football over the last year and he'll benefit from playing at a good level with a good club."

St Mirren also recalled youngster Lewis Jamieson from a loan spell at Airdrie with the striker expected to compete in the first-team environment.

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