JAMES Keatings has agreed a loan deal to join St Johnstone, which will see him spend the remainder of the current campaign at McDiarmid Park.
Having topped the goalscoring charts for the Under-19s last season with 25 goals in all competitions, the prolific striker was making a strong case for an inclusion in the top-team squad until a cruciate injury in April hampered his progress.
However, the club showed their faith in his ability by awarding him a three-year contract in the close season.
Now back to full fitness, the 20-year-old has starred in the recent Development Side games, recently rediscovering his goalscoring touch.
And the chance of gaining competitive top-team action with the Perth Saints will be another significant step forward in his development.