ST MIRREN have confirmed defender Alfie Jones has returned to Southampton following his loan spell. 

The 21-year-old was brought to the club in the summer by former boss Alan Stubbs and has gone on to play 15 times for the Paisley side. 

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He has been one of the few success stories of the the Saints' summer recruitment campaign, with the likes of Matty Willock, Nicolai Brock-Madsen, and Cole Kpekawa having their spells at the Simple Digital Arena cut short prematurely as part of Oran Kearney's clearout. 

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A St Mirren statement read on their website: "We would like to thank Alfie for his contributions in his time at Saints and wish him all the best in his future career."