Dara Costelloe Signs On Loan
15th August 2023
Saints have signed Dara Costelloe on loan from Premier League side Burnley subject to clearance.
We would like to thank Burnley for their co-operation in helping make the move possible.
Costelloe, 20, has signed on loan for the remainder of the season from Burnley.
The Irishman can play as a striker or a winger and will add pace to Saints options.
He finished as top scorer for Burnley's under-23 side with twelve goals in 2022.
Costelloe has played four times for Burnley, making his debut under Vincent Kompany in a 1-0 win over Huddersfield in the Championship last season.
The Irish winger was then loaned out to Bradford City where he made eleven appearances under Mark Hughes.
Costelloe made his Republic of Ireland U21 debut on 16 June 2023, in a 2–2 draw with Ukraine U21 in a friendly played in Bad Blumau, Austria.
Dara spoke to SaintsTV about his move:
"I am delighted to be here, I can’t wait to get going.
“St Johnstone are a big club, I am hoping to kick on and express myself up here.
“Making my debut for Burnley under Vincent Kompany was a great experience. He is a great coach and I have learned a lot from him.
“This will be my first experience of Scottish football but I have an idea of what I can expect.
“I spoke to a friend who was on loan at Hibs last season, he only had good things to say about the league and the chance to come here.
"I am looking forward to the challenge.
“It seems like a great group of lads here, it is a very good standard in training.
“Everyone loves healthy competition as it can bring the best out of people, I am hoping it can bring the best out of me.
“I want to give my all and do as best as I can for the club. Hopefully I can grab a few goals whilst I am here too."