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NEC signs SPL top scorer

Eredivisie side NEC Nijmegen have added striker Michael Higdon to their ranks today. Englishman Higdon arrives from Scottish Premier League club Motherwell on a free transfer after his contract expired with the Scottish club on July 1st.

The club needed an attacker after losing Melvin Platje to Isreali side Neftchi Baku and Rick ten Voorde to SC Paderborn in Germany, last month. NEC’s technical director Carlos Aalbers announced the deal this afternoon via the clubs official website: “We needed a forward in the squad and we wanted to sign a target man, who can score goals and Michael has done just that in Scotland.”

Higdon, signs a two-year contract with NEC and was the leading scorer in last season’s Scottish Premier League with 26 goals. The 29-year-old scored 43 goals in 82 appearances for Motherwell over the last two seasons he had with the club.

Previously with St Mirren, the striker netted 20 in 74 games, and at Falkirk he scored 17 times from 72 games.

NEC narrowly avoided a relegation play-off spot by four points last season, finishing fourth bottom and will look to their new number nine to fire them up the league next term.



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