St Johnstone are set to complete the loan signing of Manchester United prospect Matthew Willock today.
Courier Sport understands that the 21-year-old attacking midfielder, who started out with Arsenal, will fly into Scotland after a previous loan at Utrecht was cut short.
A deal is also expected to be rubber-stamped with Fulham’s George Williams. Tommy Wright is hoping to make it a deadline hat-trick by snapping up Aberdeen forward Scott Wright.
Meanwhile, Neil Lennon has revealed that the collapse of a return move to Saints for Danny Swanson was the player’s decision, not his.
Swanson has endured a testing first campaign with Hibernian since joining his boyhood heroes last summer, with injuries and illness restricting him to just 12 appearances. He was also disciplined earlier this month after breaking curfew during a winter training camp in Portugal.
There was no shortage of suitors for the player amid suggestions that Hibs were ready to cut their losses, with Saints, Dundee United and Dunfermline all making their interest in a loan deal known.
Indeed, Easter Road boss Lennon has confirmed that he accepted an offer from Perth, however the player has indicated that he wants to fight for his place in the capital. That is music to the Northern Irishman’s ears but, after talking the talk, he wants to see Swanson walk the walk.
Lennon said: “Danny Swanson will stay after the transfer window. He had the opportunity to go out and play but he made it clear he wants to stay and fight for his place – maybe that’s what he needed. We were prepared to do the deal but Danny didn’t want to.
“Hopefully we will see the best of Danny in the second half of the season. He’s been unlucky with injuries but that has to stop. He needs to get to a high level of fitness where he is ready to play.
“He is training hard and he looks very motivated and I want him to stay at that level of motivation for the rest of the season. He had a great time at St Johnstone. I was really impressed with him. He’s a good player and he’s training well and I hope to see the best of him in the second half of the season.”