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St Mirren sign Norwich defender Akin Famewo on loan

The 21-year-old has moved to Paisley until the end of the season.

Famewo is Saints' third signing of the January window. Getty Images

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.”


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