PARTICK Thistle have announced the signing of Dundee winger Declan McDaid on loan from Dundee until the end of the season.

The 25-year-old came through the youth ranks at Morton before sealing a move to Maryhill in 2013 to join up with the club's Under-20 squad, going on to make 25 appearances in a four-year spell at Firhill before signing for Ian McCall's Ayr United in 2017.

A move to Dundee followed in 2019 but after falling out of favour at Dens Park, the wide player has now returned to Glasgow's west end on a loan deal until the end of the season.

He will replace Blair Spittal in the first-team squad - another ex-Jag who agreed a short-term loan deal shortly before the campaign began - who has now returned to his parent club, Ross County, after his loan expired.

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Having previously worked with McDaid at Somerset Park, McCall reckons he knows how to get the best out of the winger - and tipped the attacker to make a big impact for his side between now and the end of the season.

Speaking to the club's website, McCall said: "Declan is a player I know very well having managed him for a number of years at Ayr United – he had two excellent seasons in League One and the Championship.

"He is an exciting, attacking player who has pace, isn’t afraid to take players on and can play both wide and through the middle. It really strengthens our attacking options in that area of the squad.

"Declan will continue to train with Dundee until we are permitted to return to training at which point he will join up with our squad."

In their statement announcing the acquisition, Thistle added that the League One club 'would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the assistance and flexibility of Dundee Football Club on this matter'.