Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has sent St Mirren new boy Junior Morias a message following his move to Paisley

The Jamaican has joined the Buddies after a spell at Northampton Town. He has signed for an undisclosed fee and now has the backing of City star Sterling to succeed. City’s Premier League winner has sent Morias a message via Instagram to congratulate him on the move.

Morias has the backing of Sterling (Instagram)

Sterling clearly rates the 26-year-old and perhaps St Mirren should be excited about Morias’ arrival.

St Mirren signing Morias is a poacher

You only have to look to the Northampton comments section on the announcement of Morias’ departure via Twitter to see what they think about him. To say they seem gutted is an understatement.

His former boss Keith Curle has told the Northampton Chronicle he decided to let him go as he would only be an ‘impact’ player at Sixfields.

Curle rates him as a squad player. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

It’s a show of ambition from the Jamaican that he wants to challenge himself in completely new surroundings. The Buddies have only netted four times in their opening seven matches, so it’s clear they need a talisman.

Having featured for the Cobblers in pre-season, Morias should be fit and ready to go. He has already appeared twice from the bench in League Two.

On his day Morias is where he needs to be at the right time. He is a poacher who thrives off picking up on scraps in the box.

A poacher. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

He’ll have to improve his goal record though if he wants to be the Paisley talisman. He has failed to hit double figures during a single season in his professional career. Perhaps that’ll be the target he sets himself.

Morias has an admirer in Sterling though. That’ll be a nice boost for him ahead of his SPFL adventure.

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