St Mirren have made their third signing in 24 hours, adding Norwich City defender Akin Famewo to Jim Goodwin’s squad.
The 21-year-old has moved on loan until the end of the season. he arrives in Paisley hot on the heels of centre-back Conor McCarthy, who signed from Cork City and Jamie McGrath who made the move from Dundalk.
Famewo, who has been playing for City’s Under-23 team while training with the senior side, revealed that he had been briefed on the club by a former Saints favourite.
“I’m very happy to be here,” he told St Mirren’s official website. “I’ve heard a lot good things about the club.
“I didn’t know a great lot about Scottish football but I know Kenny McLean and he’s told me a bit about it. I spoke to him about the move as he has links to the club and I was really keen to join.
“The manager has been very welcoming and I’m looking forward to working with him. I’m very excited as it’s a great opportunity in a great league.”
Goodwin said: “With the amount of injuries and everything that we have had over the last couple of months we felt it was an area that we needed to strengthen.
“Akin is a player we have seen a number of times this season playing for Norwich U23s, but he trains with their first team.
“He’s a good player. He’s still got a bit of developing to do but it’s a win-win for everyone. We can give Akin senior football and he continues his development.”