Sunderland among clubs watching St Mirren’s teenage winger Kyle McAllister

Sunderland among clubs watching St Mirren’s teenage winger Kyle McAllister

Nottingham Forest and Sunderland are among the clubs queuing to watch St Mirren youngster Kyle McAllister.

The talented teenager broke into St Mirren’s first team last season and has continued to show progress under the tutelage of his manager Jack Ross. 

McAllister grabbed the headlines last month with an impressive individual goal in their recent 5-1 Scottish Cup win over Spartans.

A Scotland youth international, 17-year-old McAllister can play on either wing or behind the striker and attracted scouts from Leicester and Aston Villa in the summer, while Scottish Premier League sides are also keen.

Sunderland are looking for additional cover on the wings after Duncan Watmore was ruled out for the season after damaging his cruciate knee ligaments against Leicester City.

McAllister would be unlikely to come straight into the first team to replace Watmore, but would be useful backup for David Moyes’ squad.

Moyes is looking for additions in January after suffering the setback of Yann M’Vila reneging on his expected free transfer to Wearside from Rubin Kazan.

M’Vila, who spent last year on loan at the Stadium of Light, did have a deal in place since last July but it has now been scrapped, meaning the club may re-enter the market to find another defensive midfielder.

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