Danny McNamara is bidding St Johnstone farewell and wishing them good luck after he was recalled from his Perth loan stint by parent club Millwall.
The Irish youth international was brought to McDiarmid Park as one of Callum Davidson’s first pieces of summer transfer business. Davidson knew all about McNamara, having worked with him at Millwall.
The former Den number two got plenty from his loan acquisition, who played 22 times in the Premiership for St Johnstone. But now he heads back to Millwall where he will bolster Gary Rowett’s squad.
McNamara says it was difficult to say goodbye after his last appearance on Saturday during a 1-1 draw with Ross County: “It was emotional. In the changing room at the end I got a nice farewell.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure. The lads have been excellent to me and the farewell I received was just brilliant. I’ve loved every minute of it and they have helped me out massively.
“All round it’s been a really positive six months. I played a lot of games and feel that I gave my all to the team. I’ve made some very close friends. They’ll be in my contacts for the rest of my life. Hopefully in the summer I can get a holiday sorted with them.”
Could a return beckon in the future? Never say never: “It’s given me a massive boost, playing games at a high standard. I’m going back to Millwall confidence and ready to give my all.
“You never know what is down the line. They say never burn your bridges. I’ve loved Scotland, enjoyed staying in Perth and exploring the area. You never know what could happen in the future.”