St MIRREN manager Danny Lennon expects the Paisley club’s desire to keep star midfielder Kenny McLean to be tested in January.
The highly-rated Scotland Under-21 midfielder has been linked with Burnley and Wolves among others and underlined his promise last week with the opener in Saints’ 2-0 Scottish Cup fourth-round win over Brechin. Ahead of today’s home SPL clash with St Johnstone, Lennon admitted that he is getting ready for official interest in the 20-year-old to soon be registered.
He said: “I am bracing myself. I haven’t spoken to Kenny but the best thing that he can do is to keep doing his talking on the pitch. We haven’t had direct or official interest but it is no secret, you see scouts at every home game.”
With one eye on the upcoming transfer window, Lennon is taking a look at Sporting Kansas City’s 22-year-old English-born forward, Dom Dwyer, with a view to signing him on a short-term loan deal. He said: “I became aware of Dom through an agent. Kansas City’s season is over and there are one or two of the MLS players trying to get over (to Britain). It has been on the back burner for a month to six weeks but Dom is over now. It would only be a short-term one but the reports we have had on him are positive.”