Manchester United talent Reece Devine and Millwall defender Hayden Muller are ready to make an impact at St Johnstone according to manager Callum Davidson.

The left-back and centre-back pairing have arrived from Manchester United and Millwall on season-long loan deals. Devine has never played at senior level while Muller has only played a handful of games. St Johnstone kick off their Scottish Premiership season against Ross County on Saturday before a Europa League qualifier against Galatasaray.

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The Manchester United and Millwall pair are with St Johnstone. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Davidson says the Manchester United and Millwall pair are capable of dealing with senior football: “We’ve got them games in pre-season and they’ve been more than comfortable. I’ve got options now if anything happens to my defence.

“Hayden’s made some competitive appearances at Millwall and Reece hasn’t played for Manchester United. But they are really good prospects with lots of energy.”

 

While a League Cup and Scottish Cup double beckoned for St Johnstone last season, Davidson says Premiership survival is the target for Saints: “First and foremost we need to make sure we concentrate on the league. They have games to look forward to but first and foremost we have Saturday. There is a sense of excitement among the boys.”

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