Former Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland centre-back Anton Ferdinand is training with Scottish Premiership club St Mirren according to The Scottish Sun.

The 33-year-old Peckham-born defender is currently without a club after leaving Sky Bet League One club Southend United by mutual consent last month.

It has been reported that Ferdinand is currently training with St Mirren and the former England Under-21 star could sign a deal with The Buddies as they look to climb away from the lower reaches of the Scottish Premiership table following a difficult start to the campaign.

Ferdinand, who is the brother of former Manchester United defender Rio, started his career at West Ham United where he made 163 senior appearances and scored five goals. A move to Sunderland followed where the player added a further 95 appearances to his tally in three years on Wearside.

In September 2011, QPR came calling for Ferdinand’s services and the defender featured heavily for The R’s  in his first season at Loftus Road before losing his place in the side in his second campaign in West London.

Ferdinand joined Turkish club Bursaspor on loan before moving to Antalyaspor on a permanent deal in summer 2013. The defender also had a two-year spell with Sky Bet Championship club Reading prior to joining his last club Southend United.

Should the player join St Mirren, he could make his debut for the Paisley club against Celtic at St Mirren Park on Friday evening.

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