St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin has hailed on-loan Wolves midfielder, Connor Ronan, after his “outstanding” debut for the Buddies last weekend against Dundee United as the Saints boss insists he’ll only continue to get better as he settles in Paisley.

Ronan played 66 minutes of the 0-0 draw with the Arabs, with fellow new boy Matt Millar also making his debut, and Goodwin was impressed with the Irish youth international’s maiden appearance in black and white.

Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Carabao Cup Fourth Round st mirren

Ronan is under contract at Wolves until 2024 (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA)

Goodwin hopes he can get a little bit more out of Ronan this weekend when the Saints travel to Easter Road to face Hibs as the Paisley side look to pick up their first league win of the new season.

“I’ve been really pleased with the two boys, Connor Ronan and Matt Millar,” Goodwin said.

“They’ve not had a great deal of football over preseason for one reason or another. Connor was coming back from a broken metatarsal which is, thankfully, all-clear now and Matt being a free agent meant he was training on his own for a lot of the summer.

“They both had two really good week’s training and will benefit from the hour they got last weekend and we’ll maybe try push them a bit more this weekend and try get them to 75 against Hibs.

“I think you can see the qualities both are going to bring to the team. In particular, I thought Connor Ronan was outstanding. Once himself and McGrath and the other midfielder get an understanding for each other, he’ll only improve.”

NTOF now offers a YouTube channel featuring exclusive interviews, post-match discussion, in-depth debate, and much more – LIKE and SUBSCRIBE and don’t miss any of our videos.

Have something to tell us about this article?