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David McMillan has moved to Hamilton on loan

David McMillan has moved to Hamilton on loan

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David McMillan has moved to Hamilton on loan

In our round-up of what proved to be a relatively uneventful transfer deadline day for England's top clubs, three Irishmen sealed transfers.

Hamilton made the first Ladbrokes Premiership signing of transfer deadline day as well as appointing Brian Rice as their new head coach.

Rice's move from St Mirren assistant to the top job at Accies was confirmed after the Lanarkshire club announced the signing of 30-year-old St Johnstone striker David McMillan on loan.

The club's new director of football, Allan McGonigal, said: "We're delighted to add another striker to the squad - it's an area we've been looking to strengthen.

"David arrives with a proven goalscoring pedigree and we're hoping he can continue that here at Hamilton Accies."

Another Irish striker on the move today is Preston's Graham Burke who is joining Gillingham on loan for the rest of the season.

Burke has found first team opportunities hard to come by since his move from Shamrock Rovers last summer.

He has made 12 Championship appearances this term with half of those coming off the bench and his last first team appearance was in an FA Cup defeat to Doncaster on January 6.

The 25-year-old earned an Irish call off the back of his performances with Rovers in the first half of the 2018 League of Ireland campaign. He won two caps and scored in the Aviva Stadium win over USA.

Preston were already on Burke's trail before that Irish recognition, but the ex-Aston Villa trainee has struggled to get a run in the side under Alex Neil. Burke is at home in a role behind the striker, yet the Scot primarily deployed the Dubliner in a wide role.

He will link up with a Gillingham team that is battling to avoid relegation from League One.

James McClean is expected to stay at Stoke - despite speculation linking him with Nottingham Forest

Sheffield United have signed striker Scott Hogan from Aston Villa on loan for the rest of the season.

Hogan, 26, who has made just six league appearances for Villa this campaign, is the Blades' third signing in the current transfer window.

"I've made no secret of my admiration for Scott and his abilities. We made enquiries about him in the last window and we've had to be patient," Blades boss Chris Wilder told the club's official website.

"He is a player we know a lot about and we are confident that he will be a great addition to what we already have.

"Scott had options but he made it clear that he wanted to join us and that goes a long way in my book."

Republic of Ireland international Hogan began his professional career at Rochdale and scored 19 goals in 40 appearances in his only season at Spotland before he sealed a permanent move to Brentford in 2014.

He scored 21 times in 36 games for Brentford and was signed by Villa for a reported fee of £12million in January 2017.

Cavan's Jake Doyle-Hayes is on his way to League Two strugglers Cambridge United from Aston Villa for the rest of the campaign.

Meanwhile, Burnley signed former England striker Peter Crouch from Stoke on a deal until the end of the season - with Sam Vokes heading in the opposite direction.

Crouch, who turned 38 on Wednesday, has been largely used as an impact substitute for the Potters this season, featuring on 23 occasions in the Sky Bet Championship but with only two starts and one goal.

The towering target man, formerly of Liverpool, Tottenham, Aston Villa, Portsmouth and Southampton has a record of 108 goals in 462 games in the Premier League.

Vokes, meanwhile, signed a three-and-a-half-year deal at Stoke, who paid an undisclosed sum to the Clarets for the Wales international.

Vokes has scored three goals in 20 Premier League outings this term, 10 of which have been starts.

The 29-year-old joined Burnley from Wolves in 2012, having already had a loan spell at Turf Moor.

Midfielder Lucas Piazon has left Chelsea to join Chievo on loan until the end of the season.

The 25-year-old has been part of Chelsea's first-team squad this season, but has spent the bulk of his eight years at the club out on loan with the likes of Malaga, Reading and Fulham, with whom he was promoted to the Premier League last summer.

Leicester have added to their ranks with the signing of Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans until the end of the season.

The Belgium international has scored five goals in 20 appearances in Ligue 1 this season.

The deal, which is subject to international clearance, sees Foxes midfielder Adrien Silva move in the opposite direction, also until the end of the campaign.

Wolves have completed the permanent signing of Jonny Otto from Atletico Madrid for what is understood to be a club-record £18million fee.

Jonny, who has made 22 appearances on loan in the first half of the season, has agreed a permanent deal at Molineux until 2023.

"I'm very happy to sign for Wolves," the 24-year-old told the official club website.

"The last few days we spoke about it and now it's official, I'll be Wolves for the next four years.

"I'm really happy to continue to be involved with the team. I am very happy here, the truth is that it was very easy to decide."

Fulham's controversial forward Aboubakar Kamara is closing in on a move to Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor, Press Association Sport understands.

The 23-year-old has been suspended by the Cottagers pending internal disciplinary proceedings due to a training ground incident last week.

Kamara was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and criminal damage, with the forward now set for a fresh start in Turkey.

The player has landed in Turkey to finalise the move, which is reported to be a loan agreement until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Peter Crouch made a deadline day move to Burnley, while fellow striker Sam Vokes goes the other way.

Crouch, who has been with Stoke since the summer of 2011, has played 23 times in the Sky Bet Championship this season, scoring once, with only two of those appearances having been starts. He also scored against Shrewsbury in the FA Cup third round.

Wales international Vokes has netted three goals in 20 Premier League appearances this term. The 29-year-old joined Burnley from Wolves in 2012, having already had a loan spell at Turf Moor.

Newcastle completed their move for Atlanta United playmaker Miguel Almiron, the club have announced.

The 24-year-old Paraguay international has joined the Magpies on a five and a half-year deal for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £20million, eclipsing the £16million they paid for England striker Michael Owen in 2005.

Almiron told NUFC TV: "I'm very happy and eager to start and to meet my new team-mates. The league is very competitive, this is a historic club, and Rafa Benitez himself were the main reasons why I am here now.

"I think it is a great responsibility, something beautiful for me, and I will try to offer the best I can to repay the trust the club put in me."

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou joined Monaco on loan from Tottenham, the Ligue 1 side have announced. Nkoudou has moved to the Principality until the end of the current season.

Unwanted Everton winger Yannick Bolasie could be on his way to Anderlecht if the Belgian club can thrash out a loan deal.

The DR Congo international decided to cut short his spell at Aston Villa earlier this month, but Toffees boss Marco Silva has no plans to bring him back into his squad.

A stumbling block for Anderlecht, however, could be the winger's £70,000-a-week wages and they will have to reach a compromise with Everton to progress further.

"Anderlecht can be interesting for me," Bolasie told Belgian newspaper HLN. "I have seen the information circulate, I do not say, 'No'. After all, I have to play with a view to the African Nations Cup that is coming. "

Cardiff have signed Leandro Bacuna from Reading, subject to international clearance.

The 27-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract that will run until the summer of 2023, and the deal is expected to cost Premier League strugglers Cardiff around £3million.

Bacuna, who can play full-back or in midfield, told the official Cardiff website: "A few weeks ago, I was made aware of some interest and it has all gone from there. I'm very happy and looking forward to getting started.

"Every game I play I give 100 per cent and I'll be fighting hard to help our team."

Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe has joined Red Bull Leipzig until the end of the season.

The 18-year-old completed a medical on Thursday and will wear the number 18 shirt for the Bundesliga side.

Smith Rowe was handed his senior debut by manager Unai Emery in September, and has made six appearances for the Gunners this season.

Everton defender Cuco Martina has joined Feyenoord on loan for the remainder of the season after his stint at Stoke was cancelled.

The Curacao international, who joined the Toffees from Southampton in July 2017 on a free transfer, was initially supposed to spend the entire season with the Potters but will instead head to Holland.

He made 18 appearances in all competitions for Stoke but did not feature under new manager Nathan Jones.

Ireland international David Meyler joined Coventry on loan after falling out of favour at Reading, but Ireland qualified midfielder Liam Kelly opted to stay at Reading despite being offered a chance to move to Italian top flight side Udinese.

Fulham signed Lazar Markovic from Liverpool, with the big move confirmed well after midnight on Friday saw Michy Batshuayi joined Crystal Palace on loan from Chelsea.

Additional reporting from PA

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