Jim Goodwin has moved to bolster his squad, St Mirren completing the signing of Rangers full-back Daniel Finlayson on a season-long loan deal.

The Buddies also have an option to buy which could make the Northern Irishman an official Saints man should he impress on loan this term from Rangers.

A right-back, Finlayson started his professional career at Rangers, where he has progressed through the youth ranks. Still only 19, he joined USL Championship side Orange County SC on loan from Govan earlier this year.

That spell in America has come to an end though and Goodwin has moved to make him a Saints player. It’s an ambitious move from St Mirren, who are paying Rangers a transfer fee to potentially land him in Paisley permanently.

It’s much-needed reinforcements for Goodwin’s team who only managed to name four substitutes in their 2-1 defeat to Aberdeen as a consequence of injury and suspension.

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Light on numbers at St Mirren Park currently. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Finlayson is their first Deadline Day move, club captain Kyle Magennis having his move to Hibs confirmed earlier in the day.

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