St Mirren are closing in on a loan deal for English striker Dom Dwyer.
The 22-year-old hitman, who is on the books at MLS club Sporting Kansas City, has spent the last three weeks on trial with the Buddies.
And Express Sports can reveal that Dwyer has done enough to convince Saints manager Danny Lennon to offer him a short-term deal.
Contact has been made with the Kansas club as Lennon looks to add to his attacking options.
St Mirren chief executive Brian Caldwell told Express Sports: “We have made contact with Kansas to enquire about bringing Dom here on loan.
“Danny has taken a good look at the player over the past three weeks and has decided he is someone who could help us out for a spell.
“Now we are just waiting on his club to get back to us.
“Getting the final go-ahead has been delayed slightly by the Christmas celebrations and the fact that, in America, the player is owned by both the club and the league, so you have to get approval from both.
“We’re hoping to get a final answer soon.”
Dwyer started out as a trainee with Norwich City but has spent his senior career in the United States after attending Tyler Junior College, in Texas.
After winning the national Junior College Player of the Year award, he moved to the University of South Florida before turning professional with Kansas City 12 months ago.
And, with the MLS season now at an end, it’s hoped he can boost St Mirren’s firepower before returning to America ahead of the start of the new campaign there on March 16.
A loan deal for Dwyer would also ease some of the goalscoring burden from Steven Thompson’s shoulders.
The former Scotland striker has bagged 10 goals for the Buddies this season – more than the tallies of Lewis Guy and Sam Parkin combined.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United starlet Conor Newton will arrive in Paisley today to finalise his own loan move to St Mirren, as previously revealed by Express Sports.
The 21-year-old midfielder has been sent north by Magpies boss Alan Pardew after the two clubs struck an ‘affiliation’ deal.
With the transfer window set to re-open on New Year’s Day, Newton is expected to go straight into Lennon’s squad for the January 2 meeting with Kilmarnock at St Mirren Park.