Connolly sent on loan to Saints

03 February 2010 11:29
The 18-year-old linked up with his new team-mates at the SPL club after a deal to take him on loan for the rest of the season was agreed.

Connolly has been with Wanderers since he was 16 when they paid Wolves £1million for his signature.

He has now been allowed to move to McDiarmid Park in order to gain some first-team experience.

"Mark comes very highly recommended by Gary Megson and I have seen him in action on a couple of occasions myself," said Saints boss Derek McInnes.

"I've obviously been able to speak to Owen Coyle about him and he also rates Mark but feels he needs a bit more experience and I am sure he will be an asset to us for the remainder of the season."

Connolly could make his Saints debut in Wednesday night's Co-operative Insurance Cup semi-final against Rangers at Hampden Park.

Source: Team_Talk