Potter aims to show his magic on loan

Last updated : 26 January 2006 By Chris C
Darren Potter is an attacking central or right midfielder, renowed for his skill on the ball and the energy of his play, rather than as a midfield 'enforcer' as such.

With quality such as former Saint Peter Crouch at Liverpool, his opportunities have been limited to cup and Champions League games, meaning he has only made 13 senior appearances for Liverpool to date and is awaiting his first senior goal.

With Liverpool still on the lookout for a right midfielder and a certain Steven Gerrard barring his way in the first team, not forgetting the small matter of Alonso, Sissoko and Hamman in the centre of the park. At 21, he needs to be playing first team football and Saints can offer him that.

He has been signed as Saints look to add quality to our midfield and find a player capable of unlocking defences and doing what Saints players have found so difficult this season, scoring some goals.

With Quashie looking to be on his way back to the Premiership it was vital that Saints strengthen in midfield, even taking into consideration the all action display by Oakley and Prutton against Palace. We are also in the hunt for another Polish international Radoslaw Sobolewski with Saints having a fresh €1.7m bid rejected for the holding midfielder.

With a name that sub-editors drool over, Potter is another player that Burley was interested in at Hearts, after signing Polish keeper Bialkowski. An unfortunately timed injury prevented the Irish midfield wizard from moving to Hearts for £750k and we hope that their loss is our gain. Certainly if he impresses Saints will be looking to make the move permanent in the summer as we build towards our target of promotion next season.