Mehdi Abeid

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

He's only been at St. Johnstone since the end of January but Mehdi Abeid has made quite an impression at McDiarmid Park.

The 20-year-old Algerian won We Are Perth Online Forum Young Player of the Year award at a dinner on Saturday evening, following the Saints' 1-0 win at Dundee United which kept alive their hopes of qualifying for Europe.

Abeid missed the match through injury but was present to receive his trophy.

With Sammy Ameobi and Bradden Inman now back at Newcastle following their respective spells with Middlesbrough and Crewe, only three of United's loan men were in action at the weekend.

Shane Ferguson made his final appearance for Birmingham and played the full game at St. Andrew's as the Blues drew 1-1 with Blackburn to finish 12th in the Championship.

Meanwhile Paul Dummett and Conor Newton played 90 minutes as ten-man St. Mirren lost 3-0 to Hearts, who gained some revenge for their Scottish League Cup final defeat to the Buddies in March.

Newton ended the match at right-back and forced home goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald into a rare save.