After swapping the League of Ireland for the English Championship earlier this summer before arriving in the Ladbrokes Premiership on a six-month loan deal just days later, it's fair to say Sean McLoughlin has had a busy couple of weeks.

Completing a move to Hull City on July 26, the 22-year-old then joined St Mirren on July 31 to gain some much-needed first-team experience.

And, having started the first two league games in Jim Goodwin's new-look back line, the Irishman revealed that, while he is yet to fully settle in Paisley, he is already loving his time at the Simple Digital Arena.

"It's been mad," he told Gazette Sport. "I’ve been staying hotels and haven’t been able to settle anywhere. I went over to Hull and when the loan came up to come up here, it was something I jumped at straight away. 

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"It’s been going great and I have been playing games, so that’s all I can ask for. The loan was something that people were thinking about, myself included, so the main thing for me was to play games and I have managed to do that now so far up here, so it’s going well. At my age, game time is the most important thing so, we’ll see what happens. I’ll just look to play as many games as possible.

“I have really enjoyed my time, the lads here have been very welcoming to me, coming up from Hull. I have really enjoyed it and obviously we got a good result the other day against Aberdeen so there is no complaints so far. 

"The standard is very good, we have played Hibs and Aberdeen, two good teams. It’s a step up from what I’m used to but I think I’m coping well, and the team is coping well, to be fair. So I’m really enjoying it at the moment.”

The Irishman has also revealed that a conversation with former Saints winger Kieran Sadlier sold him on a move to Paisley.

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Sadlier only made 11 appearances for the Buddies back in 2015, scoring one goal, but McLoughlin insists his former Cork teammate only had good things to say about the club. 

He added: “I spoke to a lad Kieran Sadlier who was actually at St Mirren before. I know him from Cork and he could only speak highly of the club, saying it’s a great club, great people and all that. So I have spoken to him and I found that out for myself, I’m really enjoying it.

“It’s a great league with some big teams and a huge fan base, so it was kind of a no brainer really. The gaffer was on to me about coming up and I didn’t look back. I’m really happy to be here, it’s a new challenge, and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.”

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