With the transfer window now in full flow, deals are being concluded left right and centre, with comings and goings at every club in the country, St. Johnstone is no different. The club have confirmed their latest addition, and their latest outgoing has also been established - with another player rumoured to be joining the ranks soon.
First of all, the long-awaited and anticipated departure of Jamie McCart has been confirmed at long last - the 25-year-old has confirmed his switch to English Championship side Rotherham United on a free transfer, after his St. Johnstone contract expired.
'The Millers' were promoted from League One last season and will be hoping to avoid the drop, with the signing of McCart in defence. It was always expected that McCart would leave the club in the summer, with the addition of Andy Considine thought to be his replacement.
McCart will be missed at the club, with the Centre Back key in the 2020/21 cup double win, and whilst he suffered dips in form last season, he was not alone in that regard. The former-Inverness Caley Thistle man played 104 games for Saints, being ever-present throughout his time in Perth.
Meanwhile, St. Johnstone have confirmed the loan capture of Adam Montgomery from Celtic. The 19-year-old Left Back is highly rated by 'The Hoops' and will join Saints on loan until January. He spent the back end of last campaign on loan at Aberdeen, playing 8 games for 'The Dons'.
A Scotland Under-21 international, Montgomery has a high pedigree and is a very talented young prospect. He can play a whole host of positions, being able to perform up and down the left flank - from Left Back, to Left Wing.
Montgomery has some experience playing at the top level and has even appeared in 8 European fixtures for Celtic. Overall, he has played 20 games for his senior club and will be looking to build on this with Saints.
With Tony Gallacher and Callum Booth both missing the end of the season through injuries, James Brown was forced to deputise in that role in the final games of the campaign. The extent of Gallacher and Booth's injuries is yet to be seen, but it is suspected that both could miss the start of the new season - this means that Montgomery has a chance to get some meaningful minutes under his belt straight away.
[Montgomery playing against Saints - Image: Rob Casey/SNS]
Montgomery has joined up with the club for their pre-season in Spain and will be a part of the squad immediately.
Saints are also interested in Former-Plymouth Argyle man Graham Carey. the 33-year-old Irishman is currently a Free Agent after leaving CSKA Sofia, ending a productive 3-year spell in Bulgaria - where he played 106 games, contributing to 40 goals, with one of those being a stunner against Roma. Carey previously thrived at Plymouth Argyle, although his previous spells in Scotland with Celtic, Ross County and St. Mirren were unremarkable.
Carey is most effective at Left Wing and Attacking Midfield, whilst the left-footed Irishman can deputise as an emergency Left Back which makes Callum Davison's squad a lot more flexible. He is a danger from set-pieces and would be a Craig Conway-style short-term signing.
The signing of Carey has not been confirmed yet, but he has been training with Saints whilst in Spain, with a deal looking likely to be offered.