Dylan Connolly has turned down a new contract at St Mirren as the Irish winger signs with English League Two club Northampton Town.

Saints manager Jim Goodwin was in talks with Connolly over a new deal and discussions were at an advanced stage. But Connolly rejected the deal and now pens a two-year agreement with Northampton, having made 39 St Mirren appearances since joining last August from AFC Wimbledon.

Connolly has signed with Northampton from St Mirren.

Connolly has signed with Northampton from St Mirren. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Northampton manager Jon Brady said: “Dylan is a wide player with a lot of pace. He is direct, he takes on defenders and can deliver good quality balls in to the area. Dylan is a good age with a lot of experience of both League 1 and League 2 as well as playing in Scotland.

“We believe he is the type of player who supporters will enjoy watching and can have them on the edge of their seats.  He has that spark to his game. I think is particularly important to have options in the squad in the attacking areas to help you play with a high level of energy and intensity. I know he had other options from other clubs.”

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