Greg Hurst in action for St Johnstone's first-team
Greg Hurst in action for St Johnstone’s first-team

Berwick Rangers are delighted to confirm that striker Greg Hurst will join the club until at least January, the young forward joining on a development transfer from Ladbrokes Premiership side St Johnstone.

Hurst joined the Saints from Stirling Albion, where he impressed as a youngster. Since, the 19 year-old has went on to make his senior debut for the Perth side having featured against the likes of Aberdeen and Heart of Midlothian in Premiership action.

A regular scorer in Alex Cleland’s Saints Under 20s side which finished 4th last season, Hurst has also been on trial with English Premier League side Everton, who advised him to try full-time football in Scotland.

More recently, the forward netted St Johnstone’s goal in a 2-1 defeat to Turriff United in IRN BRU Cup Round 1 action.

Greg will add depth to Berwick’s forward line which had previously looked somewhat thin, and will be available immediately, meaning he may debut against SPFL new-boys Edinburgh City this weekend at Meadowbank.

Before that however Hurst will play a part in St Johnstone’s 16/17 Development League opener against Dunfermline this evening. Speaking to the club’s official website prior to their first game, Hurst discussed the side’s defeat to Turiff a few weeks back.

“We were obviously disappointed to go out in the first round of the cup but have taken many positives. It was good personally to get a goal though it didn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. It was a tough battle coming up against grown men but there was no doubt that we were the better footballing side. In the draw they got Montrose who we felt we could have done well against if we had progressed.”