Paisley Daily Express

Kiltie keen to make an impact


Greg Kiltie has admitted he’s relishing a new challenge at St Mirren after ending his long associatio­n with Kilmarnock by signing a twoyear deal with the Buddies.

The 24- year- old, whose contract at Rugby Park ran out in the summer, is Goodwin’s third capture of the summer.

And Kiltie, who made his senior debut against St Mirren as a 16-year-old for Kilmarnock before going onto make 100 appearance­s for the club, said the Saints boss was a huge lure in joining the club.

“I spoke to the manager and he explained about the club and it’s the right fit,” said the midfielder.

“The club sells itself. It’s a very good club and showing ambition in terms of where it wants to get to as well.

“I play in front of the midfield and try to create opportunit­ies or chip in with some goals so that’s hopefully what I can do.

“I can’t wait to get back at it with a new challenge ahead. I’m delighted to be here and can’t wait to get going.”

Goodwin admitted he was delighted to land the former Killie star, saying: “Greg is a really good young player.

“He has had a really good season in a Kilmarnock team that has struggled, to be perfectly honest.

“He’s very creative, very direct, and positive in his thinking when he receives the ball, he wants to go forward, he wants to get shots off and tries to create good goalscorin­g opportunit­ies for his teammates around him.

“It ’ s another good character and we have great references on him, he is a pleasure to work with by all accounts, so I am really looking forward to getting him and to work closely with him as soon as pre-season starts next week.”

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Fresh start Greg Kiltie

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