Lars Dendoncker joins St Johnstone on loan

Belgian defender links up with Scottish club for the season.

By Charlie Hanson • 31 August 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
The Belgian defender was a regular for the under-23s last season.

Central defender Lars Dendoncker has signed for Scottish Premiership side St Johnstone on loan for the rest of the season, subject to international clearance.

The 20-year-old arrived at Albion in August 2020 and was a regular in the under-23s last season.

Pathway development manager David Weir said, “Lars has had a year to settle in after his move from Belgium last summer and this loan represents a great opportunity for him to develop his game in the Scottish Premiership.

“He has had a good year with the under-23s and played consistently well but this move will give him first-team experience. St Johnstone won both domestic cups in Scotland last season and this will be good for his development.”

Dendoncker came through the youth ranks with Club Brugge, before joining Albion a year ago.

He has represented Belgium from under-15 to under-19 level and made 17 appearances in Premier League 2 in his first campaign on the south coast, scoring once in a 6-1 defeat of West Ham.