Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Crisis Loan Keeper

Gary Locke has swooped in to sign St Mirren #1 Mark Ridgers until January as he faced taking on Hearts in the League Cup third round tomorrow night with no one available to play between the sticks. The former Scotland U21 international becomes the sixth 'keeper on our books this season and will go straight into the team with first pick Jamie McDonald injured, back-up Conor Brennan cup tied after playing in the previous round with Stranraer, loanee Oliver Davies still crocked and Devlin McKay down at Leeds.

Locke said: "It has been a very difficult 48 hours for us. I am grateful to Ian Murray and everyone at St Mirren for their professionalism and for allowing us to bring a player of Mark’s quality in under these circumstances”. Ridgers added: “It was a bit of a whirlwind. I am really pleased to have joined Killie and to get the opportunity to play in the Ladbrokes Premiership again. Tomorrow night is a good opportunity for me to show what I can do.”

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