St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin says Aberdeen attacker Matty Kennedy is a player he is aware of, amid rumours linking him with signing the 26-year-old.

The Paisley club are in Premier Sports Cup round of 16 action this weekend v Livingston. Goodwin has been targeting a winger in the transfer market and links have emerged for numerous players, one of which is Aberdeen’s Kennedy. St Mirren tried to sign Kennedy before his move across the Scottish Premiership in 2020 from St Johnstone.

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St Mirren’s boss likes the Aberdeen winger. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

Goodwin hasn’t denied interest in the Aberdeen player and hopes to announce a new signing in the next week: “I like Matty and I tried to get him when he was at St Johnstone. Unfortunately we couldn’t compete with Aberdeen at that time.

“Players of that calibre tend to have a lot of suitors and no doubt that will be the case. At the moment Matty is an Aberdeen player.

“No doubt he will be frustrated at his game time in the early part of the season but he is certainly a player that I like. I think we need a bit more pace and creativity in the team and that’s what we’re working hard on. Hopefully we’ll be able to have news on a new signing by the end of this week or early next week.”

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