Dundee United yesterday sealed the signing of 19-year-old striker Joe Piggott on a two-year-deal.
Piggott is a product of Everton’s youth academy and played for Rochdale.
He has been training at St Andrews and played recently for the Under-20s in the Development League match versus Motherwell.
Manager Ray McKinnon said: “Joe has impressed us in training. He is a strong lad and has high energy to complement his ability.
“I have no doubt he has the potential to continue his development here and push for a spot in our first team squad in the future.”
Though Piggott is regarded as one for the future, he could figure in tomorrow’s Irn-Bru second-round clash with Alloa Athletic at Tannadice.
However, Mark Waddington remained a Stoke player as the clock hit midnight on transfer deadline day yesterday.
The 20-year-old midfielder is a team-mate of former United star kid Harry Souttar.
They saw action together as recently as Tuesday night when, along with Dundonian Charlie Adam, they turned out as Stoke’s U/21s went down at Blackburn in the Checkatrade Trophy.
Waddington started at Blackpool but, after a dispute with their controversial owner Karl Oyston, switched to the Potteries in 2015.
He was loaned out to Kilmarnock for a spell last season but, after just a month or so north of the border, he was called back south.
It had been hoped he could be signed on a loan basis but no announcement has been made.