The 27-year-old signed a one-year deal with a one-year option ending speculation he could join the Bairns' SPL rivals Hibernian.

Bairns boss John Hughes told the club's official website: "I am absolutely over the moon about the signing.

"I have admired Steve's ability for a long time and knew I would have to persevere to get his name on the dotted line.

"That is the reason I took him to Holland because I felt I could sell the club to him on the strength of the camaraderie that exists in the dressing room we have here.

"The facilities at Stirling University are first class and I knew he was impressed with them too.

"His signature will bring a whole new dimension to our attack."