Tommy Wright faces race to pull off transfer

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has revealed that the decision to close the Scottish transfer window tomorrow night could deny him his latest signing target.

Wright is looking to bring in a loan player from the Barclays Premier League, which has a transfer deadline of 11pm on Monday night.

But the Scottish Professional Football League window closes on 31 August, rather than the first normal working day after the end of the month, leaving Wright with some serious persuading to do in the coming days.

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Wright said: “I’d like to get one in on loan but there could be a wee difficulty.

“He needs to play for his club on Monday and if they still need him, that would rule us out because our window bizarrely shuts at 11 o’clock on Saturday and the English Premier League one stays open.

“I’m hoping to persuade the club that we can get him before our window shuts.

“It’s an under-21 game but he is just coming back so they feel he needs to play in it. If he does, then we can’t get him.”