Jim Goodwin is hoping the captures of Eamonn Brophy from Kilmarnock and Huddersfield Town cult hero Collin Quaner can significantly boost the St Mirren forward line.
Prior to Saturday’s match with Motherwell, Brophy was signed on loan from Killie, with the capped Scotland forward signing a three-year deal come the summer. Quaner meanwhile joins until the end of the season, following a fruitful spell with Huddersfield Town where he featured 28 times in the Premier League.
While good at one end, Goodwin is hoping the pair provide added impetus in the Buddies attack: “I’m really pleased to get the two lads in. Our goals against column is really good, I think it’s the fourth best in the league after Rangers, Celtic and Aberdeen.
“But our goals for column isn’t good enough and that’s why we’ve made the additions we have in the forward areas. The great thing about Brophy is that he’s fit and ready. He’s been training and playing with Killie all season, hence why he made his debut on Saturday.
“We had to work really hard to get Eamonn because of the other clubs that were showing an interest. But we tried to sell it to him that he was coming somewhere he was going to be loved. He is going to be our main man and lead the line for us.
“We’re creating so many chances at the moment, we just need someone in the box to put them in the back of the net. Eamonn will be a big, big player for us in the second half of the season, I’ve no doubt about that.
“Collin might take a bit longer, but we hope to get him some game time next week and build it up from there. Collin has played at a high level and if he reaches that level again, he’ll probably be too good for us and no doubt he will get a better opportunity to go somewhere else in the summer.
“Hopefully it works out well for everyone and the big man gets a good move on the back of it.”