Fulham defender Connor McAvoy has joined Partick Thistle on loan. The Scottish Championship side have beaten competition from elsewhere to land the youngster on a temporary deal until the end of the season.
According to Football Insider, League One promotion hopefuls Plymouth Argyle were keen on bringing him in as they chase down a place in the Championship. Scottish Premiership duo Aberdeen and Hearts were also said to be ‘working’ on a deal to sign him.
However, Fulham have decided to send him to Firhill Stadium to boost his development. The Cottagers will be hoping he can get plenty of game time under his belt.
McAvoy, 20, had a stint at Wealdstone in the National League last term. He has been on the books at Craven Cottage for his whole career to date.
Partick Thistle boss Ian McCall has told their website: “I’m very pleased to add Connor to our squad for the reminder of the season. He has a lot of good qualities in a central defender to go far in his career and I know he is very highly thought of at Fulham. Connor has already been capped by Scotland at under 21 level and has a lot to learn but I’m sure he will prove to be a real asset for us for the rest of the season.
“Connor had a number of other options to go on loan, including to Premiership clubs, so for him to choose to come to Firhill is a boost to everyone at the Club. He’s come to play and get game time in an incredibly competitive division and I’m really looking forward to working with him over the next few months.”
In other news, Preston have snapped up Josh Onomah after his exit from Fulham. Meanwhile, ex-Whites defender Michael Hector has joined Charlton Athletic.