St Johnstone boss confident Patrick Cregg can be a real asset this season
Steve Lomas has signed the midfielder after he impressed in two warm-up games.
St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas has added to his squad ahead of their European adventure after sealing a move for Patrick Cregg.
The 26-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the club after impressing in two warm-up matches over the past week.
Cregg will be well-known to fans having enjoyed spells with Falkirk, Hibernian and St Mirren.The Dublin-born player first came to Scotland in January 2006 on loan from Arsenal.
Cregg was a key player for the Bairns under John Hughes before departing the club in 2009 to move to Hibernian when Hughes was appointed as manager at Easter Road.
A loan spell at Morton led to a move to St Mirren where he stayed until the summer of 2011.
An unsuccessful season with Bury followed with the Irishman only making eight appearances.
However speaking to the club’s official website, Lomas believes Cregg can add plenty to his side. He said:
“Patrick ticks a lot of the boxes I am looking for. He’s a good age and feels he has something to prove. He does the simple things well in the middle of the park and deserves his chance.
"I’m confident he can be a real asset to us in the season ahead.”