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St Mirren look set to recall youngster Nathan Flanagan from his loan spell at East Fife once the transfer window opens in the new year.
The 20-year-old winger has been a regular for the League One side this season, having featured 19 times and scoring once since making the temporary move to New Bayview in the summer.
The loan is his second after previously starred for Annan Athletic in the second half of last season.
Flanagan has continued to train with the Saints first team throughout his loan stint with Darren Young’s side, and has caught the eye of boss Jack Ross — who ruled that the 20-year-old couldn’t feature in the Scottish Cup for the Fifers.
And the St Mirren manager confirmed he may look to curtail Flanagan’s stint in the Kingdom of Fife as he aims to bolster his wide options.
Ross told the Paisley Daily Express: “We are still looking to have a final discussion with Darren Young at East Fife because we would always let him know first.
“But we kind of protected ourselves and Nathan in the sense that we wouldn’t let him play in their Scottish Cup tie.
“At Annan Athletic last year and at East Fife this season he has played very well and he is a player that could become an asset for us.
“We don’t have an out-and-out wide player in our squad and it might be that it allows us to look at a couple of other players in our squad.
“Nathan is at that stage where I believe he deserves his chance.
“He has matured a lot and he has been doing really well in training because he still trains with us on a full-time basis.”
A potential knock-on effect of Flanagan returning to Paisley earlier could be the future of fellow youngster Conor O’Keefe. The midfielder has been used sparingly this season and has to make do with featuring for Allan McManus’s under -20s side.
But Ross reckons he needs to get first-team football under his belt in a bid to further his progress.
He added: “Bringing Nathan back would allow us to look at Conor’s position in the squad.
“I would quite like to put him out on loan and get him some first team experience as well.
“We are trying to be sensible about our longer term picture for the club as well.
“There is the short-term picture of winning games, but longer term we are trying to continue to bring good players through the squad.
“Conor is at that stage of his career where he could be doing with playing first team games and that might happen in January and, if it does, then it can only serve to help his development.”