Some people slag off the standard of football in Scotland by saying it is too rough and tumble e.g. refs let too many fouls go unpunished under the guise that 'it is a contact sport', fouls that would get punished in other leagues don't get punished here so it is more dangerous to send youngers here as they might get a bad injury from one of the hammer throwing bouncers at the other clubs, like Scott Brown injuring that young Hearts player and many other examples.
But Riyad Mahrez said that his trial at St Mirren helped toughen him up a bit, so clubs might like sending youngsters to Scotland for a short period to toughen them up slightly.
Can't see it and tbh a don't really like the loan system developing someone else's player for there benefit. I can understand he's turning into a right good player and would no doubt improve us, but unless we can't buy someone in there then fair enough but I'd much rather not loan anyone if we can avoid it. Plus his wages and a loan fee will put any move to us a no goer imo.