ST JOHNSTONE have sent striker Chris Kane to Queen of the South on loan.

The 22-year-old has signed for the Doonhamers on a deal until January and will join 20-year-old Saints defender Jason Kerr in Dumfries.

Kane was last week handed a new two-year deal by St Johnstone and Queens boss Gary Naysmith believes he can help the frontman make himself an established part of Tommy Wright’s side in the future.

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He said: “Chris is a proven goalscorer in both the Premiership and Championship. He is our type of player, a young lad who wants to develop.

“We have built up a good relationship with Tommy Wright and the coaching staff at St Johnstone so that’s helped us get the two boys in.

“They like that we send them clips after each game so that they can keep track of their players.”

Naysmith added: “Chris has become a bit frustrated at not playing every week, so he wants to come to try to get a regular game.”