St Johnstone striker Guy Melamed has disclosed that even though it has been hard for him to adjust to life in Scotland he wasn’t thinking about leaving the club in the January transfer window.

The Israeli striker joined the Perth side on a free transfer in October, and immediately had to self-isolate when joining the club.

Scored first goal

He also had to deal with his girlfriend having to return to Israel. But that hasn’t stopped him from trying in training. As a result, Melamed was given a start for the Saints against Dundee United on Tuesday. He scored his first goal for the club in a 2-2 draw.

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St Johnstone’s Guy Melamed celebrates scoring against Dundee United (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He admits that it wasn’t an easy start for him in Scotland. However, now he expects to feature in the first-team more often.

“It wasn’t a good beginning here for me, but now I believe it will be better that I play more. I stay positive all of the time and work hard in training” he said.

“Always believed”

“I never thought to leave in January, I always believed that I can play, score and give a lot to the team. Inside, I always thought that I wanted to stay and fight until the end of the season” he continued.

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St Johnstone’s Guy Melamed (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Melamed disclosed that as soon as the lockdown comes to an end, his family will visit him in Scotland.

“It’s not easy to be alone. But for football I am prepared to give everything. My girlfriend came here, but she couldn’t stay. When the lockdown is finished, my family will come to visit me” he revealed.

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