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for when he first put pen to pa­per in Perth.

But he will con­tinue to sup­port his team-mates who have pieced to­gether a pro­duc­tive spell of form in the Premier­ship to sit sixth.

Wright was present as Saints re­turned from the short win­ter break at the be­gin­ning of this week.

“I watched the Rangers game on the TV and found ways to watch the St Mir­ren and Dundee games as well,” he ex­plained to the PA.

“In the Rangers game I couldn’t see us los­ing. We were deal­ing with ev­ery­thing they threw at us.

“Af­ter the Rangers loss it was great to win the two games go­ing into the break. We’re in a re­ally good place.

“On the penalty front I was up next. That was quite an­noy­ing as well. There’s not many of us left!

“Now I’m back in I’ll be go­ing to pretty much all the games.

“It’s hard to sin­gle out play­ers in our team. The rea­son we’re do­ing so well is be­cause of the strength of the team from front to back.

“Ob­vi­ously the likes of Tony Watt and Matty Kennedy have al­ready been down south and per­formed well down there.

“Zan­der has been bril­liant in goal. The rest of the back four have been bril­liant as well.

“I didn’t know much about Ja­son Kerr but he’s been re­ally im­pres­sive at such a young age.

“Richard Fos­ter was great for me on my side of the pitch and Scott Tanser has got bet­ter and bet­ter with ev­ery game.

“We played for teams who played against each other in Eng­land but we can’t be sure whether we were on the same pitch.”

Two play­ers didn’t re­turn to train­ing this week – striker Greg Hurst and mid­fielder Tris­tan Ny­dam.

Hurst has had his con­tract ter­mi­nated by mu­tual con­sent while Ny­dam re­turns to par­ent club Ip­swich Town.

McDiarmid Park man­ager Tommy Wright felt that 21-year-old Hurst needed to be play­ing more first team foot­ball.

He joined Saints from Stir­ling Al­bion back in 2015 and has since had loan spells with East Fife, For­far Ath­letic and Ber­wick Rangers.

Boss Wright wished Hurst well, say­ing: “I’d like to thank Greg for his hard work and en­deav­our dur­ing his time here.

“How­ever I feel that at this stage of his ca­reer he needs to be play­ing reg­u­lar first-team foot­ball.

“I’m sure Greg can achieve that with an­other club and we wish him all the best in the fu­ture.” Ny­dam, mean­while, has re­turned to the English Cham­pi­onship af­ter his loan spell in Perth.

The Zim­babwe-born Eng­land un­der-19 in­ter­na­tional joined in the sum­mer and went on to make five ap­pear­ances.

His only start came against Hiber­nian at the be­gin­ning of Novem­ber, a game Saints won 1-0 and one where Ny­dam struck the cross­bar.

“I’d like to thank Tris­tan for all of his hard work dur­ing his loan spell at the club,” Wright said. “Due to a lack of first-team op­por­tu­ni­ties we feel it’s best for him to re­turn to his par­ent club.

“Every­body at the club would like to wish Tris­tan all the very best for his ca­reer in the fu­ture.” Drey had worked up a great re­la­tion­ship with his team-mates

Wright is mobbed by Mur­ray David­son af­ter grab­bing a goal at the be­gin­ning of the sea­son

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