David McMillan’s St Johnstone situation could change

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David McMillan.

David McMillan will get the chance in pre-season to turn his situation at St Johnstone around, according to Perth boss Tommy Wright.

The Irishman was loaned out to Hamilton for the second half of last season and has been linked with a transfer to Shamrock Rovers.

Wright confirmed that Saints remain open to offers for the former Dundalk forward but that isn’t written in stone.

“David is still available for loan or a permanent transfer and he and his agent are fully aware of the situation,” said Wright.

“But I am not the type of manager who sends someone to train with the kids.

“David will be treated like the rest of the players.

“And the situation can change very quickly, particularly for goalscorers.

“If he does well in pre-season and bangs in the goals it could be all change.”

Two promising youngsters have already been loaned out to lower league clubs and the incoming priorities haven’t changed.

“We have trimmed the squad but we need a left-back and a striker,” said Wright.

“We have until the end of August for the striker.

“We have already sent out winger Euan O’Reilly (19) on a season long loan to Airdrie and defender Marky Munro (18) is going to Stenhousemuir.

“Euan’s injury problems have cleared up. We could have given him an opportunity in pre-season but Ian Murray called me and was really enthusiastic about getting him.

“That is brilliant for both of them and we are close to agreeing deals for another two of our younger players.

“That will benefit them but we have to be mindful of the numbers we have.”