St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin says there is ‘no truth’ in rumours linking Hull City forward James Scott to the Scottish Premiership club.

The Scotland youth international joined Hull City in 2020 from Motherwell. Injury and the Covid-19 pandemic has hindered Scott’s progress at the English Championship side, scoring four times with two assists in 34 matches. Talk of loan moves back to Scotland with St Mirren have surfaced over the last few days.

Linked to St Mirren.

Scott has been linked to Hull City. (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images)

But while he did approach Hull City for a loan in January, Goodwin says there’s nothing of substance in fresh reports: “I am a big admirer of James Scott. I did make enquiries about him in January. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, we couldn’t get him then.

“We have moved in a different direction since. So there is no truth in the rumours that were out there a couple of days ago in the press. I have no idea where they came from to be honest.”

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Goodwin says that players could leave St Mirren before the end of the window. Pace is something he is looking to add to his large pool of players: “We are always looking at the market. I still think we need more pace in the team so we are looking at that.

“The squad is quite big at the moment so there might need to be one or two players going the other way. We will need to wait and see. We are still keeping our eye on the market and we will do so right up until the window shuts.”

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