Saints close to signing rising Aussie ace

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Keiron Cunningham’s full-back dilemma could be solved by next week with a rising star from Down Under.

Parramatta Eels flyer Adam Quinlan is set to arrive at Langtree Park in time to face Huddersfield on July 10.

And the 22-year-old will plug the gap left by the long-term absences of Shannon McDonnell and Jonny Lomax.

“We’re just awaiting visas so we’re very hopeful he should be here within a week’s time,” said Cunningham.

“We’re not going to see him for this Leeds game but we might have a shot of doing something for next week –fingers crossed.”

Quinlan (below) has failed to break into the Eels side since moving from St George Illawarra and is plying his trade at feeder clubWentworthville Magpies.

But Cunningham believes he has the quality to add a touch of class to Saints’ back line.

“He’s a good player – a very good player,” he said.

“He’s definitely going to be a Saints favourite.

“We originally had a crack at Adam before we made a decision on Shannon.”

But at this stage, Cunningham is unsure whether the deal will be long-term, given the stars he has in the treatment room.

“He’s a very talented player. A very natural fullback 
like Jonny Lomax,” he explained.

“I don’t want to put him in someone else’s shop window. It’s a difficult one.”