Ronan joins St Mirren on loan

Midfielder Connor Ronan has joined the growing Wolves loan contingent in Scotland this season as he moves to St Mirren for their 2021/22 Scottish Premiership campaign.

The Republic of Ireland under-21 international had an impressive 2020/21, helping Grasshopper Club Zurich earn promotion into the top tier of Swiss football – although his season was brought to an abrupt end after sustaining a foot injury with just two matches remaining.

But the 23-year-old Academy graduate has overcome his injury troubles during a pre-season of rehabilitation at Compton Park, and will now embark on the next phase of his development north of the border.

Ronan will be aiming to get another season of first-team football under his belt at St Mirren, with the Buddies next due in action against Dundee United following the international break.

Matt Jackson, strategic player marketing manager at Wolves, said: “Connor has been excellent with the places he’s chosen to go and play football during the last few seasons, and it’s certainly expanded the experiences he has had by playing in Europe already.

“He’s coming back from injury, which has meant his development has stalled slightly as he’s missed the off-season and the first part of this season, but St Mirren have been excellent in the way they’ve conducted themselves. It’s a great showcase, which follows the other lads who have gone up to Scotland as well, to get that continued experience which can only benefit him.

“We want him to play as much football as he possibly can up there, and St Mirren have outlined exactly how they’re going to play and it’s a great credit to Connor that he wants to continue getting as many first-team experiences as he can get.”

Ronan joins Austin Samuels and Luke Matheson in spending the 2021/22 season in Scotland, after the pair joined Aberdeen and Hamilton Academical respectively on loan last week.