Paisley Daily Express
GOODWIN’S GRAND PLAN SOLD ME ON SAINTS MOVE
Tanser believes in gaffer’s vision
New Saints defender Scott Tanser said he was sold by gaffer Jim Goodwin’s vision for the club ahead of putting pen to paper on a oneyear deal.
The English defender joins th the Buddies after leaving St Jo Johnstone, becoming boss G Goodwin’s third signing this w week as he continues his plans to add new players to his squad.
Tanser’s one- year deal c comes as former Motherwell a and Aberdeen striker Curtis M Main and Kilmarnock m midfielder Greg Kiltie also jo joined the club this week.
Following spells down south p playing in League One and L League Two with Rochdale a and Port Vale, Tanser spent fo four years with the Perth side where he would make 139 appearances - including the club’s wins in the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup in the 2020–21 season.
Speaking to stmirren.com after signing, Tanser said it was Goodwin’s hopes for the club that convinced him to make the move over to the Saints squad.
The 26 year old said: “When the manager called me he was really positive as to what he wants to achieve at the club, and I was sold with what he had to say. He showed a lot of interest in me and obviously I want to be with a manager who wants to bring me to a club. I’ve played with Joe and Jak so it always makes it feel more comfortable and they’ll help me settle in. I’m feeling good and excited to get the deal done, to get going now and get joined up with the lads.”
Saints manager Jim Goodwin said the plans to bring Tanser to St Mirren have been months in the making, with the gaffer “delighted” he has come on board.
He said: “Scott Tanser is one who knows the league and has been outstanding as left-wing back for St Johnstone this season. He’s a very good athlete, great delivery, he was instrumental in some of the really good performances that St Johnstone had.
“I’ve been speaking to Scott since January time, really with him and his agent trying to get something done and I’m delighted that today he has agreed to come in.
“We have managed to sell it to him with regards of where we believe we are going, obviously he’s leaving a very successful team in St Johnstone, they will be disappointed to lose him no doubt. We feel we are a club that’s going places and Scott believes that too.
“He’s a great athlete, great energy up and down the lefthand side of the park and will not only do well in the defensive areas, but be very creative up the top end as well with some of his deliveries that he puts in the box.”