St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is confident David McMillan will be able to bring his goalscoring form from the Irish Premier Division to the Scottish top flight if he signs for the Perth side.
The Dundalk forward has been prolific in domestic football in his homeland and also made his mark in Europe.
And Wright believes the 28-year-old would take the step up in standard in the Scottish Premiership in his stride.
“He scores goals, first and foremost, but he’s a very good all-round player,” said the Saints boss.
“I have known about him for a few years, he can play with his back to goal, runs in behind and knows where the back of the net is – right foot, left foot and headers.
“He’s scored a lot of goals in the Irish league and he’s also been excellent for Dundalk in Europe.
“He’s scored them in the Champions League and the Europa League, which is a very high standard.
“At 28 he’s got a lot of experience and I’m sure he will be a very good addition to the squad here. Primarily I look at the number of goals he has scored and I think he can replicate that over here.
“I’ve known of him for at least the last two or three years. There are a few in that Dundalk side who have got moves.”
Meanwhile, Aaron Comrie’s injury is unlikely to open the door for a Keith Watson McDiarmid Park return.
Comrie is expected to be out for six weeks with a hamstring tear and Watson is recovering from a knee injury, which he sustained on loan at Hartlepool United.
Wright, though, still believes the former Dundee United man’s future lies elsewhere.
“Keith will want to play,” he said.
“We’ve still got cover there. It’s not ideal but we could put Joe (Shaughnessy) to right-back and we’ve got cover in centre-back.
“Before Keith got injured he did extremely well.
“They (Hartlepool) may want to extend it.”