Callum Davidson not ruling out possibility of Adam Montgomery extending his loan stay beyond January
21.12.2022 - 01:51
Callum Davidson is not ruling out being able to extend Adam Montgomery’s St Johnstone stay.
The left-sided wing-back’s loan from Celtic, for whom he can’t play against this weekend, is due to end in January.
But Davidson says discussions with the Glasgow club will take place to see what the situation is moving forward.
Montgomery has impressed the Perth boss, who feels he is continually getting better and better at McDiarmid Park.
“I wouldn’t rule it out, is probably the best phrase to use,” Davidson said on the possibility of Montgomery remaining at the club beyond January.
“Adam has performed well. I think he’s got better and better.
“We’ve seen that in training, he’s really improved. We’ve got Callum Booth coming back, hopefully he’ll play his first 90 minutes (Tuesday) and we’ve Tony Gallacher back as well.
“So we are quite strong in the area, we need to assess everything, see where we are with each player and make a decision after that.
“And obviously speak to Celtic because it might be a ‘no’ anyway. I’m really pleased with how Adam has performed.”
Davidson says Montgomery’s performances have left him with no choice but to play him.
“It’s not me playing him because he’s a Celtic player,” Davidson said.
“His attitude in training and around the place has been first class. The young man has got a big future, hopefully he’ll go far.
“There’s obviously a conversation we’ll need to have. We haven’t spoken to them before the game this week. It’s something we can speak about after and see where we are about it.”
Montgomery’s development at Saints is being boosted by having the experienced figure of Andy Considine tucked in beside him.
“I think it helps,” Davidson told the PA. “Andy has been fantastic signing for us this season and