Former Hibee Hart joins Saints
Graham Ruthven • Published 24 Feb 2012 09:30
ST. JOHNSTONE have signed former Hibernian full-back, Michael Hart until the end of the season, with Carl Finnigan joining Dundee on loan.
Hart was released by Hibs at the end of last month and has signed with the Perth club after the former Aberdeen and Preston North End player completed paperwork on Tuesday.
Finnigan heads out of McDiarmid Park, joining First Division side, Dundee until the end of the season.
An official statement on St. Johnstone's website read: "The striker joined Saints last summer from Falkirk but has been unable to become regularly involved in first-team affairs.
"The Dens Park side have a vital game tonight - coincidentally against Falkirk - tonight and Carl is added to their squad for that game."
The two transfer moves come after Sunday's dismal 0-0 draw with Aberdeen at Pittodrie, with Saints unable to fully capitalize on Hearts defeat to Motherwell, only drawing level with the Edinburgh club in the SPL table.
However, Saints boss, Steve Lomas seemed satisfied with a point in Aberdeen.
He said: "I think it is a good result when you consider the week we have had, which has been a mental rollercoaster. We had a disappointing result to Dundee United and then bounced back against Hearts, only to have it controversially taken away from us with 10 seconds to go.
"It's all credit to the lads to come to Pittodrie against an Aberdeen team who are on a decent run and get a result. It was going to be tough for the lads to pick themselves up, but they did that very well.
"It wasn't a classic by any stretch of the imagination. We said before the game if we could get a clean sheet we would win the game and I felt but for a little bit of composure in the final third we would have done that."
Saints now face the SPL's bottom side, Dunfermline on Saturday, as they aim to record their first win in five matches.
This article appeared in Strathallan Times 23 Feb 12
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