Swans duo become Scottish Saints
2nd July 2013
Swansea City duo David Cornell and Gwion Edwards have moved to the Scottish Premier League to continue their career development.
Goalkeeper Cornell has agreed a season-long loan with St Mirren, subject to paperwork completion, while winger Edwards has re-joined St Johnstone until January.
Cornell, 22, came through the youth ranks at the Liberty to sign his first pro contract at the end of the 2008/09 campaign.
He made his full Swans debut in the Carling Cup tie against Scunthorpe the following season. But with first team opportunities limited, he has enjoyed loan spells at Port Talbot and Hereford.
At international level he has been capped by Wales at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level.
Edwards, a local Lampeter product, signed for the club's Under-15's team and has risen through the ranks.
An important part of the successful FAW Welsh Youth Cup campaign in 2010, he signed his first pro contract the following summer.
He was set to make his debut off the bench in added-on time in the final league against Liverpool in May 2012, but he didn't make it onto the pitch before the final whistle blew.
After featuring prominently for the club's Under-21 side at the start of last season, he joined St Johnstone on loan in February 2013, making a total of seven appearances as Steve Lomas's side finished third.
Although his involvement at McDiarmid Park was mainly from the bench, new Manager Tommy Wright was impressed with what he saw of the 20-year-old and has brought him back for a second spell.