ONE TOWN ONE TEAM
Fitzy says title success has boosted Paisley
St Mirren legend Tony Fitzpatrick believes Saints’ success story will pull the town together having revelled in their title celebrations on Saturday night.
The club chief executive admits he was blown away as the parties spilled out on to the streets of Paisley following St Mirren’s title win.
And having joined in the party along with the players and fellow board members, Fitzpatrick reckons it could be the beginning of something special.
He told Express Sport: “It has been an incredible journey for everyone involved in the club. Some people look at the league win that Leicester had and say it was a fairytale, but this is something else when you consider where we were just this time last year.
“The change at the club has been remarkable and it is unrivalled in my eyes. It is amazing what can be achieved when you have everyone pulling in the one directions. Everyone, including the supporters, has bought into what it is we are trying to achieve here.
“It was fantastic to see Paisley packed on Saturday night. I don’t often go out in Paisley town centre, but that was the Paisley that I remember from my playing days, The place was jumping and the town was just alive on Saturday.
“The feelgood factor has returned to the town and both ourselves, and all the people involved in the City of Culture bid deserve enourmous credit for that.
“The 2021 team has played a huge role in bringing Paisley together, now we have picked up that baton and it has been fantastic.
“These are the sort of scenes that we want to see. And I’m sure we will because there will be another party next Saturday too.”
St Mirren sealed the title with three games still left to go thanks to Saturday’s 0-0 draw at home to second placed Livingston.
It brought an end to a few weeks of waiting to get the job done. But with the top flight now back in St Mirren’s sights, following three years away, Fitzpatrick insists that the club will not be resting on its laurels.
He added: “It is important to stress that this is just the beginning. This isn’t the end, this is just the start.
“Jack and the players have been magnificent to a man throughout this and the title is nothing less than they deserve but that has only made us hungrier for even more. We know it won’t always be easy but we want to build upon what we
It was fanastic to see Paisley packed on Saturday night. The place was jumping Tony Fitzpatrick
have achieved this season.
“But with Jack in charge we know we have the perfect man in the dugout. We all believe in what it is that we are trying to achieve here.
“Everyone has played a role in this success but the important thing is now to carry on that momentum.
“This football club is on the way back up again, the way it should be, but we have shown some ambition and we want to keep it going.”
Optimistic Tony Fitzpatrick