St Mirren have signed Conor McCarthy and Jamie McGrath.
McCarthy joins the Scottish Premiership side from Cork City and McGrath from Dundalk.
"Conor ticks all the boxes," St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin said regarding the 21-year-old centre-back who has signed a two-and-a-half year deal.
"With Sean McLoughlin going back to Hull it was a position that we had to bring in at least one.
"Conor is one that we looked at in the summer but couldn’t do anything about it then. But with the Irish League finishing in November we were able to put things in motion and thankfully we have been able to agree a deal with Cork City and with Conor.
"I have seen him in the flesh, Gus has seen him in the flesh and we have watched a lot of footage on him. The references that we got from people that I know over there were fantastic as well."
McCarthy made his Cork debut in 2016 and made over 50 appearances in the past two season.
Thanks to everyone involved with @CorkCityFC for a fantastic five years full of ups & downs. It was a real honour to captain my hometown club at such a young age. I wish the club nothing but success in the future. I now look forward to the next chapter of my career !
— Conor McCarthy (@Conor_McCarthy2) January 7, 2020
Moves on McGrath's transfer began over the last few weeks. The 23-year-old was out of contract with Dundalk and also joins on a two-and-a-half year contract.
"Jamie’s a really exciting one," said Goodwin.
"He can play a number of positions across the front area. He can play that number 10, he can play right or left, he’s technically very good and very comfortable on the ball.
"He’s been a big player for Dundalk over the last few seasons and he’s been a key member to their success of recent seasons."
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