St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin was delighted to get midfielder Ethan Erhahon to commit his future to the club recently. The player, who is 19-years-old, recently signed a new deal that keeps him at the Premiership side until 2023.

Goodwin is a big fan of the player. In fact, he believes that the player can follow in the footsteps of English based duo John McGinn and Kenny McLean.

Recently signed new contract

Both McGinn and McLean have graduated from playing in Scotland to making a success of it down in England. The duo have also become regulars for the Scottish national side, and seem certain to be in Steve Clarke’s squad for the European Championships next summer.

Ethan Erhahon in action against Celtic

Ethan Erhahon in action against Celtic (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I think it’s a great bit of business from the club” Goodwin said, regarding Erhahon’s new deal.

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Goodwin rates Erhahon so highly that he puts on the same level as three of the Scottish Premiership’s most talented midfielders.

“Great bit of business”

“Ethan is still only 19, I think people forget that, because he came on the scene so early. But I would refer to Ethan in the same category as the likes of (Robbie) McCrorie, (Lewis) Ferguson and young (Allan) Campbell at Motherwell. There boys have got a couple of years on Ethan, so for us to get Ethan tied up on a longer-term deal is a great bit of business from us.”

Ethan Erhahon recently signed a new deal with St Mirren

Ethan Erhahon recently signed a new deal with St Mirren (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Goodwin then tipped the player to eventually move to England, like the aforementioned McLean and McGinn.

“If he keeps playing the way he’s playing then he’s capable of going and doing what some of the other boys in that position have done, the likes of McLean and McGinn. Delighted that we’ve got him tied up, we don’t want to lose him anytime soon. But we’re not daft, we know that those clubs will come calling at some point.”

 

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