Richard Tait scored again with his head as former manager Stephen Robinson watched on – and the St Mirren man is looking forward to a reunion with Motherwell next week.

The full-back has made a habit of diving headers this season and scored his second of the term against Partick Thistle midweek in a 4-1 League Cup victory. It was a good way to bounce back from a red card against Dundee United a few weeks ago.

The versatile defender arrived at St Mirren during the summer after an excellent spell in claret and amber. Whilst Queen of the South are next in the League Cup for Jim Goodwin’s side, their next match after that is with Tait’s former employers Motherwell.

Steelmen boss Robinson was in attendance during St Mirren’s 4-1 victory over Thistle and Tait was made aware of that as he looked back on his Fir Park stint and time so far in Paisley.

“I thought he might have been here watching because we’ve obviously got them in the league next week,” said Tait of Robinson. “Maybe I’ll get a wee text from him, I don’t know. I had a great time at Motherwell.

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Richard Tait will meet with Motherwell next week. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

“They’re a great club and even though they did terrific in Europe I was hoping they’d get to the group stage. It’ll be nice to go back up against them and hopefully I can score another header!

“It’s great to be back in the team. It’s been a frustrating couple of weeks not being involved. But that was my own fault and it was definitely a lesson learned. We’ve had a lot of things go against us, Covid obviously hasn’t helped and I know a lot of teams will be saying that as well.

“It’s nice to actually be in the box attacking crosses, I’ve not been up there that much in my career but I always knew I could get myself on the end of them. Hopefully that will continue from corners and free-kicks this season.”

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