Miles Storey leaves Pittodrie for Partick Thistle on two-year deal

Miles Storey puts an effort wide against Arbroath.

Miles Storey has today left Aberdeen to sign for Partick Thistle.

The Jags paid undisclosed fee for the attacker, who has signed a two-year contract with the Firhill club.

The striker who was signed last summer from Swindon Town struggled to break into the first team at Pittodrie and Partick, St Johnstone and Kilmarnock were all chasing his signature.

Storey will be joined at the club by Connor Sammon, who Partick have signed on loan from Hearts for the season.

On unveiling his two new players, Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald said: “We’ve been working hard to get a couple of attacking options over the line so I’m delighted to get both Conor and Miles signed. It now gives us four excellent and very different attacking options which is a great position to be in.

“Both players bring good experience at this level and are obviously familiar with the league and the opposition we will be playing against week in week out. The other positive is that they are both fit and should be able to hit the ground running which is a massive bonus for us.”

Now that the Reds have signed Stevie May it was understood manager Derek McInnes was happy to let Storey leave Pittodrie.

The exit comes just five days after he scored Aberdeen’s second goal against Hamilton Academical in a 2-0 win on the opening weekend of the Premiership season.

McInnes praised Storey after that game but did not guarantee he would stay in the Granite City.

The Englishmen was signed by Aberdeen after impressing in Scottish football while on loan at Inverness Caley Thistle in the 2015/16 season.

During that campaign he netted 13 goals in 37 games.

For the Dons he was not as prolific, making just 20 appearances – of which 18 were as a substitute – and scored two goals.