St Mirren boss admits transfer rumours affecting Buddies star

St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin wants a resolution to Jamie McGrath’s future quickly after the Irishman missed the 2-1 win over Dundee United on Tuesday night.

The St Mirren boss thinks speculation over the Ireland international’s future has been “messing with his head” amid rumours of interest from English Championship sides.

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While Goodwin is confident McGrath will be “all in” while he is at the club, he confessed that if he isn’t then it is in everyone’s interest to get him moved on quickly.

“Jamie did not feel that his head was in the right place for the game,” Goodwin said [Renfrewshire Live].

“If Jamie McGrath is available then Jamie plays, it’s as simple as that.

“But it’s not about any individual. I need boys who are 100 per cent committed to the St Mirren cause.

“It doesn’t matter who they are, whether they are the most experienced player, the youngest player or the best player. It doesn’t matter.

“It’s about the team and Jamie wasn’t in a good place.

“There’s been a lot of speculation and it’s been messing with his head. We will need to get it resolved as soon as possible.

“If he’s here then he’s all in for St Mirren.

“If he’s not we will need to get a deal done pretty quickly and get him moved on.”

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