Break suits the boss just fine
St Mirren manager Oran Kearney admits the winter break has done him a world of good... even if he hasn’t had a moment’s rest.
The Buddies boss revealed that while his players benefited from getting to put their feet up for a few days, he was hard at work identifying new signings.
The Northern Irishman has already snapped up Aberdeen midfielder Greg Tansey.
However, he admits the break has given everybody at the club a well-earned chance to recharge their batteries following a busy December.
Kearney said: “The winter break has come at a good time for me personally with the amount of business we’ll do in January, both in and out.
“It’s good selfishly from that point of view. It’s the first time I’ve experienced such a busy month.
“With the volume of games that were planned for December, I don’t think they’ve any choice but to give the players a winter break.
“And there were a few clubs who had even more games than us.
“Even with full- time players, that demand is sore on everybody. I think every club just took 10 days off just to let people recover, both physically and mentally.”