Saints in line for a busy day

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

ST JOHN­STONE look like hav­ing a busy dead­line day of sign­ings as they at­tempt to bring three play­ers in.

A loan deal is ex­pected to be com­pleted for Ful­ham winger Ge­orge Wil­liams with Saints also hop­ing to snap up an­other wide man on loan, Aberdeen’s Scott Wright.

They are also thought to be on the trail of promis­ing Manch­ester United mid­field player Matthew Willock.

The 21-year-old has been on loan with Dutch out­fit Utrecht and has played in Hol­land’s top league , the Ere­di­visie.

For­merly on Arse­nal’s books, he was re­leased by the Lon­don club seven years ago and had tri­als at Reading and Sun­der­land be­fore United signed him.

He has twice been an un­used sub­sti­tute in United se­nior squad fix­tures.

The ex­pected in­flux of new men comes on the back of Saints giv­ing first­team start­ing bows to two young­sters in the Scot­tish Cup win away to Al­bion Rovers.

Kyle Mc­Clean and Ja­son Kerr were among those brought in fol­low­ing the 3-1 home league loss against Partick This­tle and Alis­tair Mc­Cann made his top-team de­but off the bench.

At 18 years, one month, 25 days he be­came the youngest player handed a first-team de­but by Tommy Wright dur­ing his time at Saints.

Only Liam Cad­dis, Steven Reynolds and Ste­vie May have played i n the first team at a younger age since the Perth club’s re­turn to the top flight in 2009.

Mean­while, an­other young Saint has gone out on a De­vel­op­ment loan.

Mid­fielder Danny Jar­dine has joined Stir­ling Al­bion un­til the end of the sea­son.

St John­stone U/20s drew 3-3 against Par tick i n Air­drie. John Robert­son net­ted Saints’ three goals.

Aberdeen winger Scott Wright is a St John­stone tar­get.

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