St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin thinks on-loan Wolves midfielder Connor Ronan can follow Buddies teammate Jamie McGrath into the Ireland national team after scoring the only goal of the game in last night’s 1-0 win over Aberdeen.

While McGrath made his St Mirren return after two games out amid speculation over his future, it was his countryman who grabbed the headlines with a 60th-minute goal to grab all three points for the Buddies.

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Ronan’s goal was his fourth of the season – and this third against Aberdeen – and Goodwin believes there’s plenty of scope for the under-21 international to continue improving.

“It was a brilliant goal,” Goodwin said. “In the first half of the season we found ourselves on the wrong end of those types of games.

“At half-time with the way the game was going I thought it would take something special and I’m pleased Connor came up with a bit of magic.

“It was another quality goal and I think he can go again. He’s not the finished article – there’s still room for improvement.

“Jamie McGrath has had that international recognition and Connor is capable of doing the same.

“The FAI are well aware of the quality he has and he just needs to keep doing that.

“If he continues with performances and goals like that – it will be shown over social media and on TV – and no doubt Stephen Kenny will see it.”

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