Bolton Wanderers midfielder Ali Crawford has joined League Cup and Scottish Cup holders St Johnstone on a six-month loan deal.

The 30-year-old has been with Bolton Wanderers since 2019 and first moved to the English Football League in 2018 with Doncaster Rovers. Crawford is known north of the border for a lengthy stint with Hamilton Academical, who’s academy he graduated from.

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Crawford has joined Saints on a six-month loan deal as minutes at English club Bolton are limited until January at least . (Photo by Stephen White – CameraSport via Getty Images)

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson has been looking to reinforce his Scottish Premiership squad and has added Crawford, a mix of technical ability and experience. Crawford

A Saints statement reads: “The Football Club is delighted to announce that we have signed experienced midfielder, Ali Crawford. The 30-year-old joins us on loan from Bolton Wanderers until January, 2022. Ali started his career with Hamilton Academical and made over 200 appearances for the Lanarkshire club.

“He joined Doncaster Rovers in the summer of 2018 and then transferred to Bolton a year later. Everyone at the club is pleased to see Ali sign at McDiarmid Park.

It remains to be seen whether Crawford will be able to remain in Perth until the end of the season. St Johnstone head into the international break off the back of a 0-0 draw with St Mirren.

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