Collin Quaner was well-loved by those at Huddersfield Town – and now he hopes to deliver similar success at St Mirren.
The German has signed a deal with the Buddies until the end of the season, following his spell at Huddersfield Town and training stint with Schalke. At the Terriers, he played a part in their promotion-winning squad that hit Premier League heights.
His effort at Huddersfield Town endeared him to their support and Quaner explains why: “We had a brilliant time at Huddersfield, we got promotion to the Premier League. The club is like a small family and the connection with the fans was brilliant.
“In the time when fans were allowed in the stadium, the atmosphere was always great. Everyone could see the players were giving everything on the pitch. They appreciated the effort. I have always been grateful for playing for Huddersfield and the fans gave me a lot of love.
“In the semi-final when we played Sheffield Wednesday away we were 1-0 down and I came on in the last minute, forced an equaliser and we won the penalty shoot-out. That’s the situation all the Huddersfield fans remember the most.
“I can already tell from the first week here that we have a good team and there’s a lot of potential. I am looking forward to getting started.”
Having trained over in Germany at a Bundesliga club in the last few months, Quaner feels ready to make an impact at St Mirren, new manager Jim Goodwin impressed with his fitness levels.
Quaner said: “I like playing physical, I like working hard, and I think that’s what every team needs. Physically I am feeling good. I was keeping fit in Germany in recent months. It was a bit of a challenge, it was exciting.
“I was back and forth between the UK and Germany because I still have my base in Leeds but I was lucky to be able to train with a team so that makes it easier for me to get straight back in it.
“I am settling in quite well and the club have made it easy for me. We have had a really good week and I am happy to be around a team again. I feel really good physically and I will bring positive energy and become a really good addition to the team.”
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