New St Mirren signing Alan Power says a chat with former Kilmarnock teammate and recent Paisley signing Greg Kiltie helped make his mind up on a move to Jim Goodwin’s side.

The former Lincoln City battler has signed for St Mirren for an undisclosed fee on a one-year contract, following Kilmarnock’s relegation to the cinch Championship. Midfielder Power will stay in the Premiership alongside Kiltie, who has also joined St Mirren from Rugby Park.

Former Lincoln City man Alan Power has joined St Mirren.

Former Lincoln City man Alan Power has joined St Mirren. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Power said: “As soon as I heard there was interest I was pretty excited about it. St Mirren have been progressing over the past couple of years and I knew a good few of the lads.  I spoke to Greg [Kiltie] quite a bit and it made it a lot easier for me.

“The gaffer believed in me and hopefully I can bring all the things he wants me to bring to the club. The setup here is amazing and it’s definitely a club moving in the right direction.”

Saints manager Goodwin said: “He’ll bring a real bit of steel to the middle of the park which we’ve lacked since I came back to the club. I feel we’ve missed that little bit of grit and someone who will go and make tackles and Alan will bring that in abundance.

“I’m really pleased with the work that we’ve done and I think it shows how hard we’ve worked from January onwards to get the business done as early as possible.”

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