SAINTS have welcomed Josh Sims and Alfie Jones back to the club.

Sims has been on loan at Championship side Reading, with Jones taking residence at St Mirren in the Scottish Premier League.

The duo will now get the chance to impress Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, whose shown a willingness to give youngsters a chance to catch his eye.

Daily Echo:

Josh Sims in action for Reading
Sims, 21, featured 18 times for Reading, but only started five of those games.

The Royals’ manager Jose Gomes recently took charge at the Madejski Stadium and decided to use this transfer window as an opportunity to cut Sims’ loan deal short and rid the club of any other players that don’t fit his vision.

Jones suffered a similar fate at St Mirren where he was signed by a manager who’s no longer in charge.

The 21-year-old played 15 times for the Scottish team, scoring two goals in the process. 

Daily Echo:

Alfie Jones [left] playing for St Mirren against Rangers

A St Mirren statement said: “We would like to thank Alfie for his contributions in his time at Saints and wish him all the best in his future career.”