St Mirren have secured the signing of Jake Doyle-Hayes following the midfielder’s exit from Aston Villa.

The energetic battler has signed a deal with the Buddies until the end of the season as he looks for senior opportunities that weren’t forthcoming at Aston Villa.

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The midfielder has joined from Villa. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Doyle-Hayes has been capped at U21 level for Republic of Ireland. He was first spotted by Aston Villa in 2014 playing local football over in Ireland.

Since moving to English football he has had loan spells at Cambridge United and Cheltenham Town. The latter is where he has featured most regularly, playing 36 times last term.

Now he’ll join up with Jim Goodwin’s men ahead of their return to action this week. St Mirren haven’t kicked a ball in anger for a few weeks now after their entire first-team squad was ordered into self-isolation.

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Goodwin’s team are back this coming week. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

They return this Friday night against Dundee United as Goodwin’s men look to discover some form after a lengthy lay-off.

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