St Mirren striker Eamonn Brophy says the 2020/21 campaign was ‘probably the worst season I have had for a number of years’ after an injury-plagued term.

Brophy joined St Mirren in January but played just six times after a long-term stress fracture in his foot was discovered. He had been playing with the fracture during his last few months at Kilmarnock and it has disrupted the start of his St Mirren career.

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Brophy is fit now. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

But now he’s a permanent Saint after the completion of his loan deal, Brophy says he’s ready to get firing: “My St Mirren career hasn’t really started to be honest with you. Last season was probably the worst season I have had for a number of years, I didn’t play a lot of games through the injury and it has made me more hungry.

“I broke my foot back when I was at Kilmarnock. I was playing with that for six months which affected my performances. I was taking painkillers every day to get through training and games which obviously wasn’t good. When I came here it was a matter of weeks I knew it wasn’t right and it was picked up.

“The physios here have been brilliant with me and they didn’t know how I continued with a fractured foot. I was glad to get it sorted but it is a season I want to put behind me and get back to doing what I know I can do. It is good for me to get a full pre-season under my belt and hopefully that can help the team as well.

“I want to hit double figures. I’ve always got that or close to it when I am fit. I have more than that in me as well. But my target is always double figures then look beyond that.”

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