Transfer News: St Johnstone land Wade Joyce on free transfer
St Johnstone have beaten off a number of English clubs to snap up Wade Joyce.
Last Updated: 10/01/14 12:30pm
19-year-old midfielder Joyce was available on a free transfer after leaving Barnsley earlier this month and had been in talks with clubs in League One and Two.
However, Saints boss Tommy Wright has persuaded Joyce - son of Manchester United reserve chief Warren - to make the move north of the border on an initial deal until the end of the season, with a view to extending it.
Joyce began his career with Bury before being snapped up by Premier League Sunderland in 2012.
"I am delighted to be given this opportunity and hopefully a chance at playing first-team football and making a good impression," Joyce told Sky Sports.