Newcastle United midfielder Mehdi Abeid has joined St Johnstone on loan.

The 20-year old will spend the rest of the season with the Scottish club to further his first team development following his senior debut in the FA Cup loss to Brighton & Hove Albion recently.

Abeid will join fellow Magpies youngsters Paul Dummett and Conor Newton in the SPL who are both loaned to St Mirren.

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