St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson says Reece Devine is more the capable of stepping up to first-team football after signing on loan from Manchester United.

The left-back has never played senior football but has shone for the Manchester United youth teams. He now heads north to join Davidson’s cup double winners ahead of their Europa League qualifying campaign in the 2021/22 season, Devine a replacement for Scott Tanser, who has joined fellow cinch Premiership club St Mirren.

Tottenham Hotspur U23 v Manchester United U23: Premier League 2

The Manchester United talent has moved north. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Davidson said (Courier): “With his background at Man United I would have no qualms about playing Reece right now. I really like the way he plays and I’m delighted to get him. He is full of energy and likes to get forward. He is a hungry young player.

“Reece will be competing with Callum Booth, who was outstanding for us towards the end of the season. I thought I might lose Scott Tanser last year and Reece was one I had thought about.

“He was just a fraction too young at that time. But United have a fantastic youth programme and he has been around the first team set-up at Old Trafford. At his stage, he is now ready to play first team football.”

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