Jim Goodwin is looking forward to the St Mirren trip to Hibs- but he’ll have some new faces to deal with and a couple players he’ll need to do without.
Prior to deadline day, Goodwin moved to sign former Buddie Lee Hodson on a loan deal. His one deadline day transfer was striker Alex Jakubiak, who arrives on loan from Watford.
Two experienced players left the club. Perhaps the most shocking was Kirk Broadfoot, who has paid his own transfer fee to secure a move back to Kilmarnock, the club he left for Paisley six months ago.
Paul McGinn meanwhile has moved to St Mirren’s weekend opponents, Hibs. He joins the Leith side on an 18-month deal and could make his debut against Goodwin today.
Hornets striker Jakubiak will add pace and perhaps a clinical edge to Goodwin’s frontline. Hodson meanwhile will be a versatile option, capable of paying in either full-back roles and midfield.
Jakubiak and Hodson will be Buddies until the end of the season. They could also appear for swansongs at Easter Road this afternoon, a game which St Mirren boss Goodwin reckons will be a good test.
“I went to Hibs’ game with Motherwell last weekend and Dundee United at Easter Road on Tuesday night,” said Goodwin. “It’ll be a difficult one. They aren’t giving much away and we know the threats they have.
“We’re going to need to be defensively sound but at the same time I think if we can get at them in the manner I want us to, I think we can get a bit of joy ourselves. Hopefully it makes for a good game.
“The first game of the season was all a bit of a rush in terms of players were coming in right before the game on the Saturday. We’re definitely in a better place now to what we were then. We probably should have taken a point on the day but we lost a goal. But I’m looking forward to it, we’ll go and play our game.”