McGinn has his eye on the prize
Saints skipper Stephen McGinn insists the club is a “Premiership side in waiting” after admitting it would be an honour to lead them back to the top flight.
McGinn has already savoured Premiership football with the Buddies in his previous spell with the club, and has his eyes on a return up the ladder next season.
The Buddies look on course to match the captain’s ambition — although he revealed he had been shocked to see how low the club had sunk before his return.
He said:“I left when St Mirren were a good Premiership club. It was a club that was getting to cup finals, winning cup finals, and it was really threatening the top six and reaching the latter stages of competitions.
“At that point, I couldn’t have predicted what happened over the next four or five years, after the cup final. It was a disaster.
“I know it’s a cliche, but what the club has got with the stadium and the training ground, it really is a Premiership club in waiting.
“I would be really proud to take the club back to that level.”