Jan 21 2011 By Fraser Wilson
PARTICK THISTLE have signed Motherwell striker Robert McHugh on loan until the end of March.
Jags boss Ian McCall, who yesterday saw Liam Buchanan leave Firhill for Dunfermline, moved quickly to find a replacement in the Scotland under 19 frontman.
McCall told the Glaswegian: "Bob is someone we tried to bring in last season and we are delighted to bring him here at last.
"He is initially here until March 27 and we will see what happens after that.
"Bob is very, very strong and quick. He has an eye for goal and holds the ball well. He is certainly physically developed enough to handle the first division.
"We hope he has a big impact here."
McHugh already has two senior goals to his name with Well - scoring in last season's Europa League clash with Flumurtari and against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Co-operative Insurance Cup the same year.
In total he has started three times for Well and made 27 substitute appearances after making his debut as a 16-year-old against Hibs.
The sprightly 19-year-old hitman goes straight into the Jags squad for tomorrow's first division clash at Cowdenbeath.
McCall hopes to add at least one more player to his squad before the end of the January transfer window but has made signing goalkeeper Scott Fox - out of contract at the end of this month - on a longer deal his priority.
Meanwhile, tomorrow's clash with Cowden is subject to a pitch inspection this afternon following the hard frost of the last two nights.