A familiar face is expected to be back in the Dundalk FC squad when the club returns to league action against St Patrick’s Athletic on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm, live on RTÉ Two).

The Argus understands that striker David McMillan is close to re-signing for the Lilywhites following his departure from Scottish Premiership side St Johnstone at the end of May.

The article as it appeared in The Argus on July 28th 2020

The 31-year-old previously graced Oriel Park for four seasons from 2014 to 2017, winning three league titles, two EA Sports Cups and an FAI Cup, as well as playing a pivotal role in the club’s memorable European journey in 2016.

While McMillan’s spell in Scotland never quite worked out as hoped, with just four goals in 13 league starts and 11 sub appearances for St Johnstone either side of loan spells at Hamilton and Falkirk, where he played most recently, he remains a firm fan favourite at Oriel Park.

The attacker scored 74 goals in 125 starts and 47 substitute appearances during his initial spell at Oriel Park, including 51 goals and seven in Europe making him the club’s all-time leading European goalscorer with four more goals than Robbie Benson, Cathal Muckian, Mick Fairclough and new team-mate Patrick Hoban.

McMillan’s pending arrival is set to spell the end of Georgie Kelly’s tenure at Oriel Park with a loan move to St Patrick’s Athletic now in the offing.