Dunne’s Move to St Johnstone Could Scupper Grecians Windfall

Scottish Premiership side St Johnstone have announced that they taken 24 year old Stevenage midfielder James Dunne on loan until the end of the season. He would have made his debut tonight away at Dundee Utd, but that game has been postponed.

Dunne speaking on the move said:-dunne_feat2

I heard about the possibility of a move up to St Johnstone just under a week ago and on Friday night Stevenage said it looked like happening and allowed me to travel up.

It’s disappointing tonight’s game is off as I was looking to being involved and of course it was to be televised. I’ll just need to try and impress in training to be in with a chance of being involved in the semi-final on Saturday.”

I’m not sure why I’ve not been included in recent weeks but I’m fit and available to play. I think that this move to the SPFL is a step up in standard and I’m really looking forward to it

When James Dunne moved from Exeter City at the end of the 2011/12 season he was under 24 and therefore the Grecians were entitled to a fee. With none being agreed the transfer tribunal were called in to settle the fee. Part of that deal was that when James Dunne made 60 appearances for Stevenage they would pay the Grecians a further £25k. However, conveniently James Dunne has “fallen out of favour” with Stevenage and Exeter City will now be denied some much needed funds.

The details of the tribunal can be found here.



Transfer Tribunal Rules on Dunne and Troy