St Johnstone sign James Dunne on loan

James Dunne in action for Stevenage against Everton in the Capital One Cup earlier this season

James Dunne in action for Stevenage against Everton in the Capital One Cup earlier this season - Credit: Archant

Stevenage midfielder has joined Scottish Premiership club until the end of the season

St Johnstone have signed James Dunne on loan.

The Stevenage midfielder travelled up to Scotland on Saturday, and will remain at the club until the end of the season.

Dunne, who was one appearance away from triggering a £25,000 payment to Exeter City as set out by a tribunal when he joined Boro in 2012, had his first training session with his new team-mates today and should be in the squad that plays against Dundee United tonight.

Dunne told the St Johnstone club website: “I’m very delighted because I’ve not been playing a lot this season. Hopefully I can come here, in a good league, and start playing some games.

“I got a call last Wednesday to say ‘be ready, you might need to go’ and then I got a call Saturday morning about 10am and travelled up yesterday (Sunday), it took about seven-and-a-half hours.

“I’ve spoken with Marcus Haber, who used to be here, and he said it is a great club and they play good football and it made my mind up for me.”