Dundalk as it Happens
Dundalk could be set to lose top scorer David McMillan to St Johnstone
Dundalk FC could be set to lose leading scorer David McMillan to Scottish side St Johnstone.
In an interview with The Irish Sun today, manager Tommy Wright said he was hopeful of concluding a move for the 28-year-old soon having watched him in the FAI Cup final defeat to Cork City earlier this month.
Wright said: “We went to the Cup final the other week to look at a couple of players.
“David is a striker I know a lot about and have liked for a long time now.
“I hope we can get that done, he’s been over here and spent a day looking around the club and speaking to me.
“I would like it to happen sooner rather than later, but he’s quite rightly away having a break because the season is finished there.
“I wouldn’t want to be waiting to the last week of December to bring him in in January, but I think he wants his future sorted out soon as well. I’m hopeful we can get something done on that.”
While losing the 23-goal frontman would be a blow, St Johnstone’s interest in Robbie Benson has stalled.
Wright said: “Benson is a definite no because we spoke to his agent and he’s looking for Championship wages in England so good luck to them.”
St Johnstone, who are based in Perth, currently sit seventh in the SPL table. If a deal for McMillan is completed he would not be in line to play until January.
Read the full story in today’s Irish Sun here.