French defender Mawene puts pen to paper for the Reds. Aberdeen boss Craig Brown has made Youl Mawene his first signing of the summer. Former Preston North End centre back Mawene impressed during a week's trial at Pittodrie last month and Brown has quickly moved to sign the 31-year-old. Mawene was Brown's last signing when manager at Preston, just one month before Brown was sacked at Deepdale in September 2004. The Frenchman went on to become a mainstay of the side under Billy Davies. More to follow.