By PA Sport
Last Updated: 12/01/19 1:52pm
St Johnstone midfielder Kyle McClean has joined Linfield on loan for the rest of the season.
The Northern Ireland U21 international will join up with the Irish Premiership leaders to get more first-team opportunities.
McClean has made only two appearances in the Irn Bru Cup earlier this season and Saints boss Tommy Wright feels the move will benefit his development.
“He’ll have to fight hard for his place in a side which is doing very well this season,” Wright said on the club website.
“The league is a good standard and it has really improved in recent years.
“It’s a great opportunity for Kyle to get some game time and experience regular first-team football.”
St Johnstone return to action against Hamilton in the Scottish Cup on January 19.