Former Arsenal midfielder Charlie Gilmour is on trial with St Johnstone as he looks to win a deal in domestic Scottish football.
The 21-year-old was highly-thought of at Arsenal and made two senior appearances at the Emirates, matches in the Europa League against Qarabag and Vorskla. He has also made five appearances for the Scotland U19s but he would leave Arsenal for Norwich City in 2019, where he hoped to make a full breakthrough into senior football, having fallen short of making himself a Gunners regular.
Norwich sent him to Netherlands last season with second division side Telstar before he was released by the Canaries following his Dutch stint. Now he is hoping to win himself a deal in Perth.
Callum Davidson has not yet decided whether or not to hand Gilmour a deal. The Saints boss has conceded though that he is aiming to make a new signing before the weekend’s League Cup semi-final with Hibs at Hampden.
Davidson says with the likes of Celtic and Rangers out the tournament, his side must aim for silverware: “All four teams will be thinking there is a chance because the two biggest teams in the country are out and they have probably have dominated the cup competition.
“Celtic have for the last four years and Rangers are at a high level. There is a wee bit of hope but I just hope we perform on Saturday and it gives us an opportunity later on in the season.
“I left before the club got to the final in 1998 so it would be nice to get them through to the final and give the people of Perth and fans of St Johnstone around the world the chance to enjoy the occasion, as much as they can in this current time.”
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