St Mirren, according to the Daily Record, have opened talks to sign full-back Lee Hodson on a permanent basis.

The Northern Irishman spent the season on loan in Paisley from Rangers. The Buddies are looking to convince him to stay in black and white, with his departure from Rangers at the end of his current deal imminent.

The full-back in action against PSG’s Julian Draxler. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Hodson started slowly for Oran Kearney’s men, but has since became a reliable player.

Signing Hodson would be a great way to start the summer window for St Mirren.

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Hodson has proven himself at St Mirren

The defender had a nightmare start to life in Paisley. His performances were average at best, not really shining on any given occasion.

His season was nearly left in ruins after a Celtic Park injury. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He was then hit with an injury that left his season hanging by a thread. A collision with Ryan Christie in a 4-0 defeat to Celtic threatened to end his temporary stay in Paisley, but he returned to action against Dundee in the final league game.

In the games he played against The Dee and Dundee United, Hodson looked impressive. He dealt with United’s Paul McMullan with ease, offering a bit of pace and reliable defending on the left flank.

Is he ever going to set the world alight? No, but alongside Paul McGinn, Hodson provides good competition at right-back.

A reliable option. (PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)

Against United he played at left wing-back, turning in his best performances in a St Mirren shirt. His reliability and versatility means Kearney has a decent full-back who can play on either side effectively. Hodson’s natural position is on the right hand side.

St Mirren should do everything they can to secure Hodson’s signature. He is a dependable player who hasn’t put a foot wrong recently. The Northern Irishman has proven that he deserves to play in the Premiership.

The Buddies should be the club where he fulfills that potential.

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