Newcastle United starlet Conor Newton is planning to visit St Mirren Park this afternoon for a first look at the men who could become his new Buddies.
The midfield ace is heading north this morning and will be in the stands for Saints’ crunch SPL meeting with Dundee.
Buddies boss Danny Lennon hopes to lure Newton to Paisley as part of a new ‘affiliation’ agreement that will allow him to cherry-pick the best of the Geordies’ youngsters and bring them to Scotland on loan.
Newton could be the first of many to benefit from the deal, which was exclusively revealed by Express Sports earlier this week.
Football agent Spencer Downey, who represents both Newton and current Saints loan star Paul Dummett, is working with the two clubs to ensure the conveyor belt of talented Magpie youths continues to deliver fresh blood into St Mirren’s ranks.
He told Express Sports: “There’s a possibility that Conor will join St Mirren in January. St Mirren is a good fit for us and the SPL is a competitive league.
“The people at Newcastle view St Mirren as the ideal club to send their youngsters on loan.”