Kilmarnock striker Eamonn Brophy has joined St Mirren on loan for the rest of the season prior to joining the club on a permanent basis in the summer.
It was announced earlier this week that Brophy had agreed to join St Mirren on a pre-contract agreement. However, the clubs managed to sort out an agreement ahead of that and Brophy is a St Mirren player ahead of schedule.
The 24-year-old has spoken about his move to St Mirren, and he has disclosed that manager Jim Goodwin was very influential in persuading him to Paisley when he had other options to consider.
“I spoke to the gaffer”
“When I spoke to the gaffer I felt this was the right place for me. I was fortunate enough to have a number of options but this was the one that felt right for me” he said (official St Mirren website).
“I’ve watched the team a number of times this season and I like the way they play, and I think it will suit me” Brophy remarked.
Goodwin has performed well as St Mirren boss this season. Getting Brophy to agree to join the club is the latest example of that.
Signed two strikers
Brophy is the second player to join St Mirren in the last 24 hours. The club also completed a deal to sign former Huddersfield Town man Colin Quaner until the end of the season.
It will be interesting to see if either player features for the Saints against Motherwell this afternoon. Brophy might well feature as he has been a regular for Kilmarnock this season.