St.Johnstone boss all but confirms McMillan transfer

Article by Kieran Burke. Dundalk striker David McMillan looks to have played his last game for the 2017 cup runners-up after St.Johnstone manager Tommy Wright all but confirmed a transfer to the Scottish top-flight club this morning.

Speaking to Dundee based newspaper The Courier, Wright had this to say on his potential new signing:

‘’He’s (McMillan) a goal-scorer first and foremost but he’s a very good all-round player.’’

Wright also revealed he has been tracking the progress of former UCD man McMillan for sometime now.

‘’I’ve known about him for a few years. He can play with his back to goals, makes runs in-behind and finishes with his left foot, right foot and head. He’s scored lots of goals in the Irish league and he’s been excellent for Dundalk in Europe.’’

The St.Johnstone boss certainly holds McMillan in high regard and has hopes the twenty-eight-year-old can replicate his Oriel Park form in Scotland.

‘’He’s 28 and very experienced, I’m sure he will be a good addition to the squad here. Primarily I look at the goals he’s scored there (Dundalk) and I think he can replicate that here.’’

With some media outlets reporting that Galway United striker Ronan Murray is all but a stroke of a pen away from signing for Stephen Kenny’s ‘’Lilywhites’’ many will now begin to speculate that the talented youngster is the replacement for this seasons golden boot runner up McMillan.

In yesterday’s Irish Sun the County Louth club were also being linked with a move for the First Divisions top marksmen of last season, Georgie Kelly. With the UCD striker currently on a college scholarship at the Dublin club it may prove a challenge to lure Kelly away although Dundalk obviously hold the advantage over other rivals such as Derry City, who are also linked with the player, in regards their close links with Dundalk Institute of technology.

With David McMillan out of contract at present, Dundalk FC will not benefit from a transfer fee for their star striker.