Name: Richard Tait
Date of Birth: 24th May 1999
Place of Birth: Galashiels, Scotland
Position: Full Back/Wing Back
Height: 5ft 11in
Signed: 18th June 2020 from Motherwell (freedom of contract)
Debut: 1st August 2020 v Livingston (1-0)
Versatile defender Tait arrived at the club in the summer of 2020 from Motherwell, adding experience and solidity to the back four or five. Having spent most of his career in England prior to signing for the Steelman in 2016, Tait’s strong performances in Lanarkshire, particularly under Stephen Robinson, caught the eye and the defender was touted as a potential Scotland cap for a period as the ‘Well thrived at the hands of Saints current manager.
A popular and reliable player with the support, Tait can play the wing back or full back position on both sides as well as be deployed as a centre back if necessary, making him an important part of the squad.