Their time together stretches between four different clubs- but Seifedin Chabbi is delighted to be working with Ilkay Durmus again at St Mirren.
The forward signed on loan until the end of the season from Turkish Super Lig side Gaziantep FK. It was a deadline day deal, helped by Durmus’ agent as the Buddies rushed to get a deal done at the final hour.
One was completed and now he could make his debut against Hamilton tonight. A win for Jim Goodwin’s men could put them six points clear of safety, or alternatively, defeat could leave them level on points with Hamilton in the relegation zone.
Chabbi has opened up on his relationship with Durmus as the striker aims to make a big impact in Paisley: “I have played with him at four different clubs.
“We started at Hoffenheim in the youths then two clubs in Austria (SC Austria Lustenau and SV Ried), and now here. He was very happy when I came here and I am also happy that he is here because he is not only my team-mate he is also a friend of mine.
“In the last three clubs we have worked very well and I hope in the future also. At the last club I scored 25 goals and he made 12 assists of which eight were my goals. So I hope to recreate that.
“Everything happened on deadline day. I was also talking about another club but in the end I signed for St Mirren. The coach was calling and Ilkay was talking very well about the club. I know he will not lie to me.
“I hope for a lot of goals, I’m a team player. I run for the team, I fight for the team. I cannot say how many I want to score but I hope as many as possible.”