Lee Croft and Jack Compton join St Johnstone on loan

By Colin MoffatBBC Scotland
Jack Compton celebrates a Scottish Cup goal for Falkirk
Compton spent the first half of this season on loan at Bradford

St Johnstone have agreed loan deals with Derby midfielder Lee Croft and Falkirk forward Jack Compton.

The pair will stay with the Perth club until the end of the season, manager Steve Lomas told BBC Scotland.

"Getting Lee is a bit of a coup," said Lomas. "At 27, he's a good age and he has his best years ahead of him. He's right-sided and likes to have a go.

"I spent some time with him at Norwich and [assistant coach] Tommy Wright knows him well from his Norwich days."

Compton, 23, is a left-sided attacker, who has spent the first half of this campaign with Bradford as Falkirk looked to reduce their wage bill.

He made 16 starts for the Valley Parade side, scoring once.

"For whatever reason he stagnated a little in his career but he has done well at Bradford," said Lomas.

"I'm delighted to get these players in. It adds competition for places since we were a bit thin because of injuries a few weeks back."

Croft began his career at one of Lomas's old clubs, Manchester City, before a £600,000 switch to Norwich in 2006.

He moved to Derby in 2009 but has not featured for the Rams since playing in a 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough on 22 October.