He was a kid when he was picking up trophies at Celtic- but Ross Wallace is hoping to create some new memories at St Mirren.
The versatile ex-Celtic man recently joined Jim Goodwin’s team until the end of the season. He was previously at Fleetwood Town but joined the Buddies earlier this month after being without a club since September.
Wallace’s return to action was had against Motherwell midweek during a 2-1 win in North Lanarkshire. It gives them a big confidence boost heading into tomorrow’s Scottish Cup quarter final with Aberdeen.
It’s a tie in which St Mirren should dare to dream according to Wallace. Anything could occur If the Buddies make it into the last four as he looked back on his medals collected at Celtic Park.
“It felt good to be back out on the football pitch,” said Wallace. “It was a good win against a good Motherwell side. We’ve got good players but it’s just about believing that we can do it consistently.
“I left Fleetwood Town in September. I just came into Saints to get some training so that I’d be ready for the January window but they were unlucky with a few injuries, which proved to be lucky for me because it gave me my chance.
“I’d had a few offers from League One and League Two clubs down south. But I wanted something which gave me a buzz and I’d always had an eye on coming back to Scotland to play.
“I have a few cup winners’ medals from sneaking off the bench. I started the League Cup Final when Celtic beat Dunfermline in 2006 and Martin O’Neill sent me on as a sub when we won the Scottish Cup Final against them two years earlier.
“That was Henrik Larsson’s last game and I think I was about 12 years old at the time. Those days were brilliant and hopefully we can get a day like that at St Mirren, I don’t see why not.
“These are one-off games – We’ll take the game to Aberdeen and try and win.”