Scottish Football - St Mirren sign Goncalves

St Mirren have announced the loan signing of 21-year-old Esmael Goncalves from Portuguese Primeira Liga club Rio Ave.

The striker played for Nice on loan last season and has led the line against Benfica, Porto and Sporting Lisbon this season.

A statement read: "The club still await international clearance for Esmael but we are hopeful that this will be received in time to allow the player to be included in the squad for Sunday's Scottish Communities League Cup semi-final tie against Celtic."

Meanwhile, 19-year-old Legia Warsaw striker Patryk Mikita has returned to Poland after his club refused to extend his trial into a second week.