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St Mirren close to deal for Newcastle midfielder Newton

St Mirren boss Danny Lennon is poised to complete a loan deal for Newcastle midfielder Conor Newton today. The 21-year-old will join fellow Newcastle player Paul Dummett at St Mirren Park in time for the visit of Kilmarnock on Wednesday.

Lennon said: "Conor Newton's deal will be done today, subject to a medical.

"He is hungry, he has got a fantastic education down at Newcastle, has a very good pedigree. He can play anywhere across the midfield and can fit in at right-back also.

"He's got lovely feet, a good passer of the ball and a bright type. He has fantastic legs and if he has that appetite with the way we play and develop players at this football club, we will certainly improve him.

"And if all parties, St Mirren, Conor Newton and Newcastle United gain something out of that, then everybody's a winner."

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