Recently, Jim Goodwin told the Daily Record that his new side St Mirren were in need of ‘four or five’ new signings. He should make one of them former Paisley youth academy product and Derby County attacker Kyle McAllister.

The Rams youngster can play in a variety of positions. Last season according to Transfermarkt, he played on both flanks, centre forward, central midfield and as a number 10.

A versatile attacker. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Goodwin needs something extra going forward and McAllister would be able to bring that spark they need right now.

McAllister needs experience, St Mirren need a creative force

In Goodwin’s first game as boss, he was shown that he has a mountain of work ahead of him. They were down 3-0 at half-time to Championship side Dunfermline at home, only managing to pull it back to 3-2.

More is needed if they want to compete in this year’s Premiership. They wouldn’t be going far wrong by enquiring about McAllister’s availability.

The Buddies won’t do much better. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Danny Mullen and Oan Djorkaeff are the club’s only real recognised forward options. More cover is needed and McAllister could do a job through the middle.

Where he really thrived was on right wing. The 20-year-old isn’t a natural forward. He can fill gaps, but it’s not his best position. On the right he can utilise his great technical ability, pace and movement that seen him skip by plenty of full-backs last term.

The ex-Buddie isn’t ready for Championship football with the Rams yet. His contract expires at the end of this season though and needs to perform this season to earn a new one.

McAllister would be a versatile St Mirren option. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

That reason alone should be enough to make him want to get out on loan. St Mirren would be a great place to continue his development. McAllister would no doubt gain some more invaluable senior experience at his boyhood club.

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