Jamie McGrath is settling in nicely at St Mirren – and he wants to start adding goals to his game in Paisley.
The Irishman was a January signing from Dundalk. Jim Goodwin has opted to play the creative midfielder eight times so fat although he is yet to register a goal or an assist.
Having never played outside of Ireland, it’s a big change for McGrath coming to a new country and meeting new people at just 21-years-old. There are high hopes though that the Buddies have themselves a great player.
McGrath says he is settling into life in Scotland now, but that being said, the former Dundalk star says he is eager to add goals to his game quickly.
“It’s everyone’s objective to score goals so obviously I want to give assists and get goals myself,” said McGrath. “I want to get my first goal for the club as soon as possible.
“But credit to the boys, Ilkay Durmus has been doing brilliantly and big Jon Obika up top is in good form. So we want to continue that. We want goals from every area of the pitch.
“I hadn’t played in a few months so it’s nice to get back on the pitch and get more minutes in the legs. I am feeling sharper with each game. The season ended back home at the start of November.
“I was conscious that I wanted to keep fit over the break and luckily I didn’t have too many issues. I’m on the pitch now which is the main thing. When you come into a club you don’t know how certain players want to do things.
“It does take time to adjust and learn about people’s movements, but I’d like to think I’m more settled in the team. I am out of the hotel now which helps with things like diet as you can cook for yourself.
“I am more settled off the pitch now which is good.”