Sam Foley is nearing a move to St Mirren according to a recent report.
The Daily Record claim that the ex-Northampton midfielder is closing in on a move to Paisley, following a two year spell with the Cobblers.
With over 300 games played in his professional career, Foley would bring much needed experience and class to the Saints midfield.
St Mirren have found a gem in Foley
Admittedly there are other areas St Mirren need to recruit in more urgently. The striker department needs some upgrades and defence is another area that could do with a few reinforcements.
Foley would still be a decent addition though. He’s a CDM with an eye for a pass ,who also has the capability to play out on the left wing if necessary. CDM though is where he plays his best football.
What can fans expect from him? His last spell at Northampton showed he’s very decent in the tackle, providing a bit of energy and aggression in the Sixfields engine room whenever he played.
He can link defence to attack pretty effectively with quick passing. When given the opportunity, the Irishman will also try his luck from range.
Most importantly he cares about the club he’s representing. Whilst the Irishman has an off game every now and then, nobody at any of his previous clubs can question Foley’s work rate and commitment.
Overall Foley would be a decent signing for the Buddies. For the budget he’ll be working on, Saints boss Jim Goodwin isn’t going to find many better holding midfielders at this stage than the ex-Cobbler.