Hayden Muller says European football was a big factor behind his move from English Championship club Millwall to St Johnstone.

The defender has joined Callum Davidson’s side on a season-long loan deal and is the fourth Millwall player to move to Perth on loan in the last 12 months. Saints will compete in the Europa League qualifiers this season and Muller states that it’s a pivotal reason for the cinch Premiership move.

Millwall v Crystal Palace - Pre-Season Friendly

The Millwall talent is a Saint. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

He said: (Saints TV): “It feels amazing to be here. The seven-hour journey wasn’t the best, but I’ve heard a lot of good things from Danny McNamara and Callum. I spoke to them the other day. It feels really good to be here and finally see the stadium in the flesh. Danny Mac, Tanto [Isaac Olaofe] and James Brown have all been here.

“They all had nothing but good words to say about it so I’m really looking forward to it, it should be good. I’m a versatile centre-back that can play right side and left-side centre-back. I can also play right-back. I like to play out from the back and I’m also a really good one-vs-one defender.

“I’m hoping to gain lots of men’s football experience because I haven’t really played in front of a crowd before, that’ll be new to me. I hope to develop and push on and go back to Millwall a better player.

“As soon as I heard that St Johnstone would be playing Europa League next season, that brought bigger attractions to the club because that’s amazing. If we can get into the Europa League or even to the Europa Conference League then that would be really good for the club and really good for me as well.”

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